"In my work I seek to recover the folklore and joy of the Andean people."
"I was born on April 17, 1952. For 24 years I have dedicated myself to metalwork in the city where I got married to an able smith, from whom I learned the art of working with silver and plaques. Today we have a small family business, in which my children are also involved, and we work together with dedication, constantly developing new products.
"What inspires me on a daily basis is the endless desire to improve personally and economically. In my work I seek to recover the folklore and joy of the Andean people. My products have been exhibited in craft fairs in Spain, Colombia, Argentina, and Mexico, receiving a warm welcome and a grateful impression among the people who have appreciated my work."
An eclipse of ominous beauty, this mask is enlivened by the expressive features of the sun and moon. The Inca regarded themselves as children of the sun, for he protected and offered guidance. The moon, on the other hand, indicated the right time to....read more
Today, hanging a tumi knife on the wall is believed to bring good luck. Centuries ago, the tumi was used for rituals during the Inti Raymi ceremonies in honor of the sun, after the maize harvest. Peru's Angel Franco works with galvanized bronze....read more
Standing on a round blade, an Inca deity looks impressive in this tumi wall sculpture. Today, hanging a tumi knife on the wall is believed to bring good luck. Centuries ago, the tumi was used for rituals during the Inti Raymi ceremonies in honor....read more
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