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Wool placemats, 'Pukio' (set of 4) (Peru)

Cooper and gold hues represent Inca artistry with elegant allure, making these woolen placemats authentic treasures. Master weaver Cerapio Vallejo works on a pedal loom while his hands guide the pre-Hispanic patterns. The work combines sheep wool (90%) and cotton (10%), resulting in a pleasing texture to complement the captivating designs. The vivid hues are obtained from synthetic dyes for more resistant wear. Makes for an original set to regale in honor of a new home. Vallejo calls this set Pukio, the Quechua term for lagoon. Hand wash only, in cold water with mild soap.