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Cantering through a green meadow, a white horse is proud and beautiful. A warm breeze ripples his black mane and silken tail. Wildflowers cover the ground in this extraordinary equine portrait. By Francisco Huaynate, the tapestry is created with wool on a traditional Andean handloom. Titled "Caballo" in Spanish.
About the Artist: Francisco has always been exposed to the richness of textile arts. His village is known for the vividness of its tapestries, where scenes from highland Peru reveal themselves with subtlety and warmth. Together with his wife Alejandra, Francisco has opened a small workshop where, with the help of their children, they produce stellar examples of the imaginative yet traditional art of the region. "I've been dedicated to textile arts since my adolescence, although before I made this decision I was surrounded by tapestries growing up in Peruvian highlands. My textile art recreates motifs from my own perspective and in them I express the culture of my country and village, the everyday customs and situations that reflect our feelings and beliefs. With my family, we constitute a workshop where my wife Alejandra helps with the designs and finishing touches; our children also help us."
The Francisco Huaynate Paucar Artisan Collection is brought to you by Novica in Association with National Geographic. This beautiful piece was handcrafted by Francisco Huaynate Paucar in Peru. An artisan story card will be included with your purchase.
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