"In my work I seek to recover the folklore and joy of the Andean people."
"I was born on April 17, 1952. For 24 years I have dedicated myself to metalwork in the city where I got married to an able smith, from whom I learned the art of working with silver and plaques. Today we have a small family business, in which my children are also involved, and we work together with dedication, constantly developing new products.
"What inspires me on a daily basis is the endless desire to improve personally and economically. In my work I seek to recover the folklore and joy of the Andean people. My products have been exhibited in craft fairs in Spain, Colombia, Argentina, and Mexico, receiving a warm welcome and a grateful impression among the people who have appreciated my work."
By Angel Franco, this handsome vase depicts the Sun God Wiracocha, carved on the Door of the Sun, at the Tiahuanaco archeological site. The other side depicts a tumi ceremonial knife with its curved blade and a god effigy as its handle. Gleaming....read more
A character of extreme importance to the ancient Inca , the chasqui was a messenger who also took care of a community's logistics. Chasquis were responsible of informing the emperors of possible uprisings or enemies approaching. Angel Franco details....read more
By Angel Franco, this petite vase depicts a personage from the ancient Inca Empire. Gleaming bronze adorns the handcrafted copper vessel and radiant earrings suggest the sun god. Such vessels were once used in Inca ceremonies.
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