A charming Andean lakeside village is captured in this wall hanging from Peru. Swans bask in the lake's waters, while sheep and other animals gather to drink, set against mountain peaks. The women of the Santa Magdalena Association design this striking wall hanging, crafting the patchwork by hand from cotton blend fabric.
This particular style of Peruvian patchwork is known as arpilleria, and working in this traditional art, women of the Santa Magdalena Association create this delightful piece. Each tiny figure is crafted in three dimensions and embroidered.
- 90% cotton, 10% acrylic
- Dry clean only
- A display rod -not included- can be slipped through an opening at the top
- 19" L x 19" W
The artisans behind ...
"Using cloth of distinctive shades and textures along with colorful wool and floss, we are able to tell about the history, legends and stories linked to our cultural roots."
"We're a group of homemakers from the town of Tembladera in Cajamarca's Yonan district. Before we became involved with this project, we were fulltime homemakers but we started getting together to share our textile skills. We knit, crochet, embroidery and craft all kinds of utilitarian objects, and we decided to form a group and work together... read more