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Wood and leather bench, 'Birds in the Vineyard' - Hand Crafted Mohena Wood and Leather Bench with Bird Motif Curate

Product ID: 267895

Birds in the Vineyard Hand Crafted Mohena Wood and Leather Bench with Bird Motif

This stunning bench with an antique colonial look is presented by Wilfredo Rios.... more

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This stunning bench with an antique colonial look is presented by Wilfredo Rios. This impressive home accent is meticulously hand crafted from mohena wood and leather, and features a hand-tooled bird and grape motif and bronze nailhead accents.

  • 7.08 kgs
  • 15.6 lbs
  • 40 cm H x 84 cm W x 38 cm D
  • 15.75" H x 33" W x 15" D

  • Mohena wood, leather, bronze
  • Some assembly required
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Wood grain and color can vary slightly
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Now in his eighties, Wilfredo continues to work, handcrafting each piece of his furniture with traditional techniques. He says simply: "My art is my life." In his early teens Wilfredo learned the art of leatherwork in a workshop where most of the employees were profoundly deaf. Through the years he worked his family out of extreme poverty and eventually opened his own workshop. He has taught many artisans but is most proud of passing this traditional Peruvian art to his brother Abel and his son Jose. Both Abel and Jose are also Novica artisans.

Wilfredo's Novica sales are his only source of income. He is in his eighties, lives alone and struggles to provide for himself. He still thinks of growing his business and is thankful for the dignity and income that stem from working with Novica.

This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

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"Masterpiece"

I did have to put it together, but the final product is beautiful only one word to describe it WOW.... An incredible craftsmanship, we are enjoying it. Thank you

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Wilfredo Rios

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Wilfredo Rios

Wood and tooled leather furniture

Andes
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1 Testimonial for Wilfredo Rios

Jennifer C

We just received our beautiful stool yesterday. We like it so much we ordered the five table set immediately. Mr. Rios is a fine crakftsmen, and we look forward to having more of his work.
 
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