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Leather magazine rack, 'Inca Link' - Handcrafted Colonial Leather Wood Magazine Rack Furniture Curate

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Inca Link Handcrafted Colonial Leather Wood Magazine Rack Furniture

Depicted in finely tooled leather, squared links represent a connection with the... more

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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.

  • 1.40 kgs
  • 3.1 lbs
  • 27 cm H x 37 cm W x 21.5 cm D
  • 10.75" H x 14.5" W x 8.5" D

  • Plywood and leather
  • 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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06/19/2016

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"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.

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Wood carving decorative unique beautiful practical
Best Uses
  • Good for catalogs, magazines, mail, books

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Wilfredo Rios

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Wilfredo Rios

Wood and tooled leather furniture

Andes
1 artist review

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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