This gorgeous handmade runner was woven with sheep's wool by an indigenous artesania in the Peruvian Amazon. On one side, the colors are rich, woven into a repeating light brown and ivory pattern and headed on one end with a woven depiction of a house and the name "KEULAP", which is one of Peru's ancient ruins. On the other side, it is a pattern of narrow stripes It finishes in beautiful braided fringe at both ends.
The name is a reference to the great fortress of Kuelap or Cuélap (Chachapoyas, Amazonas, Perú), a walled city associated with the Chachapoyas culture built in 6th century AD. It consists of more than four hundred buildings surrounded by massive exterior stone walls. The complex is situated on a ridge overlooking the Utcubamba Valley in northern Peru and is believed to be the largest stone ruin site in the New World.
This lovely piece is perfect for use as a table or bed runner or to decorate your bookcase, sofa, bench or chairs. Give your home a one of a kind statement piece... a lovely centerpiece to highlight your bedding, table or sideboard or under everyday bowls and bouquets to protect surfaces from scratches. Soft to the touch and unique in color and design this is a one of a kind handwoven Peruvian textile that will surely add beauty and warmth to your home.
4.5" long including fringe