Eb166726 eb33793 nv36002 nv67402 nv86503. Applique Christmas tree skirt,'Nativity Scene. Santa and his reindeer soar across the night sky above the manger where little Jesus sleeps. Despite the late hour, shepherds watch their sheep, turning a curious gaze toward the Three Kings riding camels. Leonor Quispe brings the nativity to the Andes in a lavish, handcrafted Christmas tree skirt.
She works in the traditional art of arpillería (patchwork) to create this family heirloom. Each tiny figure is crafted in three dimensions and embroidered. Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly. Photos are representative of the item being offered, but are not necessarily of the exact item you would receive.As is the nature of handcrafted items, there may be very slight variations from one piece to the next. By cutting out all traditional middlemen we can bring you the best prices on the highest quality items, direct from the region of origin. Standard to Lower 48 United States. Expedited to Lower 48 United States. Ships direct from NOVICA office in Peru. All major credit cards accepted. I enjoy my work because it's a lovely way to make a living. I give thanks to God for giving me this life, for health, and for blessing my hands with this talent. I'm Leonor Quispe Urbano and I was born in Lucanas, in Ayacucho where I grew up. But terrorism was terrible in those parts of the Andes, so we moved to Lima. When I was a girl, I loved to make doll clothes. I'd spin wool from our sheep to make tiny dresses and many other things. When I discovered the art of arpillería (patchwork), I realized this was what I'd always wanted to do. For as long as I can remember, I've liked to craft things. Besides, necessity forced me to be creative. I realized that I could express my creativity with every scrap of fabric and bring my memories of Ayacucho to life.
My work is quite painstaking, but filled with love and the traditions, culture and history of the Peruvian Andes. Once I knitted some sweaters and, even though I worked hard and delivered them on time, I was never paid for them. To this day, I haven't received a cent for them, but that experience sowed yet another seed of love for textile arts in my heart.
Despite the sacrifices, I continue to create whatever comes to mind. My greatest challenge is to have enough work to send my children to school so that they'll have the ability to defend themselves in life. Thank you, Novica, for appreciating our art and exhibiting it to the world.This motivates me to continue working, and to improve every detail of each design. Leonor Quispe's textile work has been exhibited in a number of Peruvian venues, including the U. The item "NATIVITY SCENE Andes Peruvian Folk Art Applique Christmas TREE SKIRT" is in sale since Monday, October 8, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Holiday & Seasonal\Christmas\ Current (1991-Now)\Tree Stands & Skirts".com" and is located in Lima.
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