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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 dyes, resulting in a tapestry of hypnotic beauty and intense coloring. The Yurivilca call their creation Mishi, which is the Quechua term for "cat."
About the Artist: In his Peruvian hometown, the name 'Yurivilca' shines brightly, yet it is the name of Don Cesar Yurivilca that truly resonates. He is a pioneer in the field and invented the tapiz relleno. Local weavers now follow his technique to achieve a visual impact similar to that which a painter creates on canvas. "This field gives me great spiritual satisfaction, especially when I teach the new generation. All of my weaves contain traditional aspects of my town and Peruvian culture in general," he says.
The Yurivilca Family Artisan Collection is brought to you by Novica in Association with National Geographic. This beautiful piece was handcrafted by Yurivilca Family in Peru. An artisan story card will be included with your purchase.
95 percent wool and 5 percent cotton
Hand crafted Artisan quality
Each artwork is unique -- color and pattern will differ slightly from picture
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