"I'd describe my work as life itself, and my existence together with it. When I was only 17, I created my first piece in wood and it was a great pleasure, an immense satisfaction…."
"Hola. I'm Antonio Rojas Colmenares and I was born in Ancash on January 28, 1970. Following our family tradition, I live my life amid wood and patterns to cut it into shapes. I then carve them and, although the work is done by hand, I try to give them a perfect finish. I join the pieces and then sand them to get rid of any imperfections. Next, I apply a base of chalk and latex to cover the wood's pores. I love to paint the colors after a careful and exquisite selection. I do this with very fine brushes in different sizes. Finally, I fix the tonalities, give the piece a sheen and add a layer of matte lacquer for an antique effect.
"My pieces are filled with life from the olden times and reflect the style of vintage pieces. Although those times are gone, I continue with that tradition so as not to lose our identity. I try to transmit my love for life and for nature – its flowers, birds and all the rich flora and fauna of our country.
"I'd describe my work as life itself, and my existence together with it. When I was only 17, I created my first piece in wood and it was a great pleasure, an immense satisfaction for its esthetic. Today I haven't stopped practicing my art as it guides my hands toward what my thoughts decide in that moment of pleasure as I stand before the wood."
A celestial blue cloud embraces this classic jewelry box, designed like a chest of drawers. The upper tray features a mirror, and the two drawers below organize personal treasures. Asunta Pelaez hand-paints the motifs on the reverse side of glass panes....read more
Crafted by hand, this jewelry box by Julio Sanchez is a superb example of a traditional Peruvian art. He works in mohena wood, a fine hardwood whose grain is similar to mahogany. Richly tooled leather depicts colonial art motifs, and the locking chest....read more
Fanciful animals from the Nazca Plain recreate the splendor of Peru's pre-Inca past. A UNESCO World Heritage site located south of Lima, Nazca's mysterious figures can be seen in their entirety only from the air. The beautiful motifs are embossed by....read more
Enveloped in richly tooled leather, this delightful chest by the Ríos Family features a lift-out tray with five compartments. Handcrafted from wood, the piece is fully lined with burgundy velvet. The leather is embossed by hand, and applied to the chest,....read more
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Peruvian Jewelry Boxes
NOVICA's Peruvian Jewelry Box Collection is carefully crafted by talented artisans throughout the world. We hope you enjoy!
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