Textile Art from Peru
These vibrant, hand-sewn textiles collected from Central Asia, Turkey and Peru offer so many possibilities for your creative design concept. No matter how you choose to display them - as framed artwork, unique wall hangings, or in a vignette with other items from Tessera – they will make a bold statement in any room.
Chuspa Bags - This wonderful antique woolen doll shaped purse is called a Chuspa Bag. High in the Andes of Peru, the Quechuan people use these bags in their daily lives. The Peruvian people fill the bag with dried cocoa leaves which were believed to have been provided by the Gods as medicine to relieve altitude sickness. Now these woolen bags can add great visual impact hanging on a wall, framed or lying on a special table. Tessera's collection includes a variety of shapes and styles to choose from.
Chinchero wool vintage textiles - This wonderful wool piece is handmade in Peru. It is called a kaypina - a large rectangular carrying cloth used to carry babies or large bundles. You can use these unique vintage textiles as table coverings, pillows, and bench covers.