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Colorful Andean Gardens Cotton Blend Appliqué Pencil Case - Flourishing Gardens
Peruvian artisan Maria Ramos Sanchez handcrafts this pencil case with an arpillera style front, in which cotton blend felt is appliquéd and embroidered to create an elaborate scene. The artisan creates an Andean scene with a valley of blooming flowers and trees and a small village at the foot of the mountains under a sunny blue sky. The back and lining of the pencil case are black and the single compartment is secured with a zipper.
- 70% cotton, 30% acrylic. Polyester lining
- 0.32 oz
- 7.5 inches W x 4.7 inches H
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: Maria Ramos Sanchez
Born in the southern Andes region of Peru in 1959, Maria Ramos SÃ¡nchez is a specialist in the creation of beautiful Andean shams, an art which she learned at the age of eight. Her pillow shams are made of cloth fragments that have been hand-sewn together. Ramos enjoys using a variety of bright, cheerful colors to give her art life and energy. She is particularly inspired by Andean landscapes and loves to depict her native picturesque Peruvian highlands. She also creates vests, pillowcases, wall hangings, and purses using this same technique. Ramos is a member of the Arpillera-makers community featured in the photojournalistic volume In Her Hands: Craftswomen Changing the World. The book chronicles the journey of Paola Gianturco and Toby Tuttle, who meet with and share the lives of craftswomen around the world - those women who create art to strengthen their cultures and improve their lives, and the lives of generations who follow."