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Leonor Quispe

Leonor Quispe

5.0 (artist rating)

"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 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, or 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 meticulous, 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 for appreciating our art 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.
37 items

Cotton blend applique wall hanging, 'Ancash Vista' - Large Arpillera Wall Hanging

Ancash Vista

Large Arpillera Wall Hanging

5.0
(Leonor Quispe)
$329.99 $280.49

Applique wall hanging, 'A Spring Day' - Applique Wall Hanging Andean Folk Art

A Spring Day

Applique Wall Hanging Andean Folk Art

5.0
(Leonor Quispe)
$164.99 $145.19

Applique wall hanging, 'Street Market' - Cotton Folk Art Wall Hanging

Street Market

Cotton Folk Art Wall Hanging

5.0
(Leonor Quispe)
$179.99 $161.99

Applique Christmas tree skirt, 'Noel' - Applique Christmas tree skirt

Noel

Applique Christmas tree skirt

5.0
(Leonor Quispe)
$179.99 $161.99

Applique Christmas stocking, 'Guiding Star' - Applique Christmas stocking

Guiding Star

Applique Christmas stocking

5.0
(Leonor Quispe)
$79.99 $67.99

Applique Christmas stocking, 'No Room at the Inn' - Applique Christmas stocking

No Room at the Inn

Applique Christmas stocking

5.0
(Leonor Quispe)
$74.99 $67.49

Applique Christmas stocking, 'Manger in Peru' - Applique Christmas stocking

Manger in Peru

Applique Christmas stocking

5.0
(Leonor Quispe)
$97.99 $83.29

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