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Wool rug, 'Pastel Calendar' (6x8) (Peru)

This breathtaking Ayacucho wool rug comes from Cerapio Vallejo. This amazing craft has been around for centuries in the state of Ayacucho, having been passed down to the Incas after originating among the ancient Wari culture of Peru. Vallejo's technique is called kilin, which is characterized by very small, straight stitches. Although more fabric and fifteen days of hard work are required such rugs, the end result is a depiction that is extraordinarily clear. Vallej days of hard work are required such rugs, the end result is a depiction that is extraordinarily clear. Vallejo achieves the rich colors in the rug by using natural dyes. Titled "Colores pasteles" in Spanish. read more