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Sweet Morning Handcrafted Cotton Arpillera Applique Apron from Peru

Sweet Morning Handcrafted Cotton Arpillera Applique Apron from Peru

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-338178

Product Features
Working with Fair Trade certified organizations is an important part of what we do. This product is made by artisans that are fairly compensated for their skilled work, and helps provide a living wage as well as safe work conditions.

Depicting a sweet morning in the Andes, cotton blend applique in the traditional style of arpillera handicrafts decorates the front of this apron from Peru. Leonor Quispe crafts the patchwork designs by hand for a lovely kitchen accessory.

  • materials: 100% cotton, cotton and acrylic blend applique
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
Apron: 32.5 in. L x 25 in. W; Strap(s): 18.5 in. L x 0.6 in. W

Dry clean only

Artisan Information

Leonor Quispe

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I'm Leonor Quispe Urbano and I was born 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, or 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 meticulous, 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.

"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.

"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 for appreciating our art 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.S. Embassy.

Supplier Information

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NOVICA was started with a dream to create a better world for artisans, because a better world for artisans is a better world for all.

Along the way, the founders of NOVICA discovered something very important - as artisans around the world succeeded, there was also a visible and profound impact on the communities around them.

Your purchases are that powerful. They directly and indirectly provide for education, help with health care, fund basic needs, support children, preserve disappearing arts, and of course, spread happiness around the world.

The founders of NOVICA had a vision of the future that is not one of mega factories producing cookie cutter products for all to cheaply consume. Instead, a bright future that celebrates artisans who take the time to create an item by hand. A future where time is protected, where stories are told, where unique details are honored. Love, respect, inclusiveness become driving force.

Shipping

United States shipping only. Expedited shipping is unavailable. Allow for 1-2 days extra processing time. This product may ship separately from other products in your order and may have longer than normal shipping timelines as it will ship directly from its country of origin.

Returns

All sales of this product are final -- we do not accept returns or issue replacements unless there is a defect with the product. Please review our Returns & Exchanges policy.

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