Ceremonial knife from Sipán in Peru. 850-1050 A.D.. This so-called tumi knife was given into the tombs of rich families in the norther coastal areas of modern-day Peru. This golden insignia depicts a richly ornated dignitary, who himself is holding a sacrificial knife in his hand. He was probably a priest or had some function as such. Originally the earlobes had turquoise inlaid in them. The backside is decorated with tear-shaped gold leaf.
Alpaca Fair Trade Christmas tree Ornament - This soft and fluffy hand knit alpaca Christmas tree ornament has swirls of green that are decorated with colorful ornament embellishments and is topped with a yellow star. These ornaments are made by a group of women who live high in the Andes mountains in Peru. While working from home the women are able to care for their kids and provide food and clothing for themselves and their families.
This Traditional Tuscan Bookcase Elena is a custom made piece that was created in Peru using reclaimed and repurposed woods and raw materials. It has a strong masculine build which is decorated with ornate scrolls and hand forged iron hardware giving this furniture piece unity in both architectural design and decorative style.
Nazca Polychrome Jar - Underworld Deity. Southern Peru, Ca 200 to 400 CE. Globular jar with typical Nazca twin spout, fabulously decorated with the underworld deity holding a fish in one hand, eating a lobster with a lobster-like body sitting atop two human heads - all this while possibly giving birth to another similar deity - while his other two hands hold a club near yet another lobster-like creature. Whew! So much going on in such a small vessel! 6"H x 5-1/2"D.
This Traditional Tuscan Bookcase is a custom made piece that was created in Peru using reclaimed and repurposed woods and raw materials. It has a strong masculine build which is decorated with ornate hand forged iron hardware giving this furniture piece balance in both architectural and decorative design.
This Traditional Eclectic Bookcase Teal is a custom made piece that was created in Peru using reclaimed and repurposed woods and raw materials. Its strong masculine build is decorated with ornate hand forged iron hardware and painted in with drab primary colors to give the design a complementary contrast.
Hand-Decorated Gourd Guiro by Jamtown. $21.09. Beautifully hand-decorated gourd guiro from the Andes region in Peru. Since each guiro is handmade from natural materials, each instrument is unique - sizes and styles will vary. Experiment with yours to discover its individual characteristics. Due to the natural materials used, this instrument is somewhat fragile and will need to be handled with care. Includes a wood scraper. Average guiro size is approximately 8" to 12" long x 3...