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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 is ideal for a home of good taste.
About the Artist: 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.
A serious little boy holds his
mount's bridle, his bright eyes revealing his hidden excitement. The beautiful bay horse wears an ornate bridle and colorful blanket. In the provinces of Peru, children learn to ride at an early age to help their family ...
Colors fall into a dance of
geometry incorporated into this woven masterpiece. The Yurivilca Family looks to the past for inspiration, in the artistic traditions of Peru's many cultures. Working on a handloom, they weave strands of wool dyed with natural and artificial ...
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 ...