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Mohena wood and leather jewelry box, 'Travel Chest' - Tooled Leather Jewelry Box Handmade in Peru Curate

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Travel Chest Tooled Leather Jewelry Box Handmade in Peru

Enveloped in richly tooled leather, this delightful jewelry box by Julio Sanchez... more

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Enveloped in richly tooled leather, this delightful jewelry box by Julio Sanchez features a mirror in the lid. Eight drawers organize smaller items, and the chest closes with a lock and key. It emulates the traveling chests used during colonial days in Peru.

  • 6.00 kgs
  • 13.2 lbs
  • 41 cm H x 40 cm W x 23 cm D
  • 16.25" H x 15.75" W x 9" D

  • Mohena, cedar and plywood, leather
  • Equipped with a lock and key
  • Mirror included
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
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Julio undertook compulsory military service during the 1980s Peruvian war on terrorism. He was wounded but survived. Like others at that time he confronted death daily and is still haunted by the violence he can't forget.

Treasured since colonial times Peruvian leather-work is a difficult and demanding art form. Characterized by high relief, it is a style requiring precision and years of practice. At age 12, under the tutelage of his uncle a master craftsman, Julio began to study the art by learning to apply the final finish to his uncle's pieces. Seeing his love of the craft and his dedication, his uncle began to teach him leather tooling at age 16. To this day Julio has never tired of his art. He continues to practice and perfect the art of Peruvian leather work often training many of the artisans, past and present, employed by his workshop.

The patience that leatherwork demands has helped Julio to maintain his workshop. He is constantly training other artisans and encouraging them to move on by opening their own workshops. He provides steady employment to numerous artisans in his community.

Julio's Novica sales account for most of his income. These sales enable him to care for his family and provide the steady income he needs to maintain his workshop and employ other artisans..

Julio is deeply committed to the belief that children should have a better life than their parents. Even though his children are grown, he continues to pay for their university studies.

Julio is able to employ two workers full-time. He is also able to give work to other artisans who work from their homes.

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Julio Sanchez

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Julio Sanchez

Hand-tooled wood and leather furniture and decor

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5 Testimonials for Julio Sanchez



A small piece of art to hold jewelry, keepsakes, or memorabilia. Beautifully crafted and a delight to use. Thanks.


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