After winning a prize, Sr. Inga was awarded a scholarship… "They offered me the chance to teach the art of filigree in Israel. But I love Peru too much to leave."
Alfredo Inga was born on July 18, 1960, in Catacaos in northern Peru, considered the "City of Filigree." At the age of eleven, he began to learn the art with friends who taught him little by little.
"I enjoyed it because a jeweler's work is a delicate art, and I was able to create beautiful pieces for women," the artist recalls. "My inspiration comes from nature, especially from flowers. First I design a piece, then I carefully craft it."
After winning a prize for his jewelry, Sr. Inga was awarded a scholarship to study with a professor from Israel.
"I really enjoyed the course because I learned new and different techniques. I was one of the best students, and they offered me the chance to teach the art of filigree in Israel. But I love Peru too much to leave. I decided to stay here, near my family, and carry on the craft."
Like icicles, silver rods cluster on a design of contemporary elegance. Oscar Figueroa crafts the pieces by hand to form a matched necklace and earrings set. The pendants dangle alluringly from a silver chain.
Rosario Sulca takes her inspiration from the pistils of a flower for a design of grace and elegance. Sterling tendrils curl coyly alongside arching silver ribbons with a textured surface. The original pendant hangs from a silver chain while matching....read more
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