Applique Christmas stocking, 'Visit of the Magi'
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The Magi make their way toward the stable where Jesus sleeps in a manger. Guided by the Christmas star, they seek the Holy Family and a newborn king. Leonor Quispe works in the traditional art of arpillería (patchwork) to create an heirloom Christmas stocking. Each tiny figure is crafted in three dimensions and lavishly embroidered. Made in Peru.
- Dry clean only
- 11.2" W x 13.4" H
- Weight: 0.2 lb
- 90% cotton, 10% acrylic
- Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Ships directly from our partner office in Peru. Please allow 10 to 24 days for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.
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January 4, 2013 - The photo doesn't convey the exquisite workmanship of this piece. Ms. Quispe is a true artist. She has the care and patience to match her skill. The Christmas stocking instantly became an heirloom for our family. Please thank her for her work and tell her we cherish it.
Artisan: Leonor Quispe
Born in Peru's Ayacucho region, Leonor Quispe was forced to migrate when terrorism was rife. 'When I discovered the art of arpillería (patchwork), I realized this was what I was always meant to do. 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 painstaking, but filled with love and the traditions, culture and history of the Peruvian Andes.'
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