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Nature has emerged from winter slumber in this attractive Cerapio Vallejo tapestry. Birds fill the air, singing the songs that signify life is returning to the Andes. Vallejo and his family translate the Andean landscape and its culture onto handmade tapestries, employing both realistic figures and meaningful abstractions. Hailing from the southern highlands of Peru, Vallejo maintains weaving traditions he has practiced since childhood, elaborating his pieces on one of eight looms he constructed by hand.
About the Artist: Cerapio Vallejo; Peruvian artisan Cerapio Vallejo was forced to leave his home in Ayacucho during the 1980s. 'Terrorists were bleeding my people to death and there seemed little hope. I inherited my passion for weaving from my parents and grandparents. But the quality of my work is the result of my long experience, and the product of my careful observation over the years. I draw inspiration from our ancient Peruvian cultures, Andean village life, and from our snow-capped mountains.'
The Cerapio Vallejo Artisan Collection is brought to you by Novica in Association with National Geographic. This beautiful piece was handcrafted by Cerapio Vallejo in Peru. An artisan story card will be included with your purchase.
Stylized owls join one another on
a colorful runner, each portrayed as a unique individual. Zosimo Laura sets the wide eyed birds on a midnight background. Reflecting the diversity of Andean flora, they also demonstrate the artisan's keen powers of observation. This tapestry ...
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 ...
Inspired by wintry landscapes in the
Andes, Cerapio Vallejo depicts birds of wondrous plumage inhabiting bare tree branches. Fluttering hummingbirds accompany the nesting birds, as Vallejo draws their image on a pedal loom. Finished by hand, this colorful allegory to a Peruvian winter ...