Handcrafted Colonial Leather Wood Magazine Rack Furniture, "Inca Link"
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Depicted in finely tooled leather, squared links represent a connection with the Inca. Master artisan Wilfredo Rios designs and crafts this handsome magazine rack. Twin compartments organize reading material, and a handle takes it from room to room.
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 workshop and is thankful for the dignity and income that come from working with Novica.
This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.
"Love it!! Better than I expected."
This is a beautiful rack. I shop a lot online and often get catalogs in the mail. It's such a pretty way to store them along with other reading material. I usually keep it in one place, though the handle makes it easy to move. I also have one by my piano holding sheet music. I highly recommend this piece.
- Good for catalogs, magazines, mail, books
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