Handmade Folk Art Cotton Patterned Cushion Cover, 'Mothe Day'
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"I enjoy my work because it's a lovely way to make a living. I give thanks to God for giving me this life, for health, and for blessing my hands with this talent."
"I'm Leonor Quispe Urbano and I was born in Lucanas, in Ayacucho where I grew up. But terrorism was terrible in those parts of the Andes, so we moved to Lima.
"When I was a girl, I loved to make doll clothes. I'd spin wool from our sheep to make tiny dresses and many other things. When I discovered the art of arpillería (patchwork), I realized this was what I'd always wanted to do.
"For as long as I can remember, I've liked to craft things. Besides, necessity forced me to be creative. 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.
"Once I knitted some sweaters and, even though I worked hard and delivered them on time, I was never paid for them. To this day, I haven't received a cent for them, but that experience sowed yet another seed of love for textile arts in my heart. Despite the sacrifices, I continue to create whatever comes to mind.
"I enjoy my work because it's a lovely way to make a living. I give thanks to God for giving me this life, for health, and for blessing my hands with this talent.
"My greatest challenge is to have enough work to send my children to school so that they'll have the ability to defend themselves in life.
"Thank you, Novica, for appreciating our art and exhibiting it to the world. This motivates me to continue working, and to improve every detail of each design."
Leonor Quispe's textile work has been exhibited in a number of Peruvian venues, including the U.S. Embassy.
Leonor- Obviously you don't need me to tell you of the wonderful gift you have been given; your work is exquisite. The detail, the colors, the textures. The reason I chose your work was twofold; 1) I liked your smile & 2) all your little people looked happy. Thank you so much for this piece of beauty in my home; I feel very fortunate to have it.
Leonor, What a thrill to receive the Nativity wall hanging! You have made Jesus Himself smile by the loving attention bestowed to each figure. THANK YOU! God bless you, the art you create, and the joy your art brings to people like me. Karen Spracher
Some time ago I received the oven gloves. And now they are hanging by my stove. The package was so nice to received, just like a birthday present or a Christmas present. Thank you for you good service and very nice work. Best regards Anne Nymand
I just received my textile art ""A Spring Day"" and it is even more beautiful than the picture showed! You are so talented and blessed. I love the beautiful colors and the feelings of happiness this piece shows. Can't wait to have it on display in my home!
The ""Peruvian Amazon"" wall hanging is gorgeous! I have it hanging in my office and I get comments everyday. The work is really well done.
I was overjoyed to receive the two adorable heart cushions made by Leonor. The rural scene created is so colourful, detailed and a true depiction of a wonderful culture. I am sure my niece would absolutely love to receive them on her birthday. Thank you Leonor from the bottom of our hearts!!
Oh my goodness. I absolutely love the tapestry. It is so beautiful. I purchased this as a Christmas gift for my sister and I know she will love it also. Beautiful hand work. Thank you so much and may God bless.
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