San Jerónimo and silver
Huancayo mining land and cradle of silversmiths has large deposits of precious metals such as gold and silver. Goldsmithing is a pre-Columbian tradition and was relearned with the arrival of the Spanish.
The art that the families of San Jeronimo have preserved is to make threads of gold and silver as fine as the coarseness of a hair, a craft that has been handed from generation to generation called filigree.
Initially destined to decorate saints and religious patrons. According to many customs throughout the Andean towns, promises with accomplished miracles are appreciated by placing them in the clothing of the images to be exhibited
Our artisan Walter tell us that they still use conventional tools and they demonstrate in their workshops since it lowers their costs.
Look what our hands can do!
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