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Mohena wood and leather jewelry box, 'Colonial Legacy' (Peru)

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Mohena wood and leather jewelry box, 'Colonial Legacy' (Peru)

Crafted by hand, this jewelry box by Julio Sanchez is a superb example of a traditional Peruvian art. He works in mohena wood, a fine hardwood whose grain is similar to mahogany. Beautifully tooled leather depicts colonial garlands, and the chest has ornate bronze handles on each side.