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Brilliant butterflies face off in diagonal pairs, their bodies forming complex abstract patterns. Cerapio Vallejo depicts the striped bodies and dotted wings in a fanciful rug. Woven by hand of soft wool, it makes a delightful addition to any interior. Titled "Mariposas Andinas" in Spanish.
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.
100 percent wool with cotton warp
Hand crafted Artisan quality
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