Nature and Peruvian Inspired Art Jewelry

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Designer Coco Paniora Salinas creates his art jewelry from our home studio in the United States, but he was born in the Apurimac region of Peru– an area known for its beautiful mountain landscapes and rich Quechua and Incan history.

High in the Andes mountains, Coco developed a deep appreciation for Peru’s customs and natural resources from shamans, indigenous to the area. For thousands of years, shamans have used stones, shells, and fossils in ceremonial offerings to Pachamama, the Quechua goddess of Mother Earth, and today they still commemorate the sacred natural world, beauty, and femininity.

Inspired by all manifestations of PachaMama, Coco knew from a young age that he wanted to be an artist that focused on representing the natural world.

Handmade Textile Fiber Art Jewelry

Coco’s mother was a master weaver of traditional Peruvian textiles so he was naturally drawn to work with fiber. From his mother, he inherited intense focus and attention to detail, skills which are essential in creating his meticulous handwoven designs.

Once he mastered fiber, Coco adapted his weaving techniques to work with metal. His handwoven wirework is a testament to how art transforms itself from medium to medium.

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Peruvian Inspired, Handmade in the USA

Coco creates Rumi Sumaq art jewelry from his studio on the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard. His mother, a master weaver of Peruvian textiles, is never far from his heart.


Natural Stones, Impeccable Craftmanship

Each design is expertly handwoven by Coco and made of only the finest stones and natural materials. Wear your premium handcrafted jewelry with pride.


Free Spirited, Relaxed Island Living

Find Rumi Sumaq jewelry at the Martha’s Vineyard Artisan Festivals. Meet Coco and Melanie and bring home an amazing reminder of your carefree days on the Vineyard.

Praise

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Rumi Sumaq is the finest example of artisan-made craft. From the design inspiration, to choice of materials, to the technical skill, to the finished piece; the artist is present and imbuing the work with himself. The works made by Coco are undeniably beautiful, comfortably wearable, and perfectly handmade. — Paula Lewis, Board Member of The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen
There are craftsmen who make things with well-trained hands, and there are artists who make beauty with gifted, divine eyes. Coco towers among the latter. Should anyone want physical evidence that something can be greater than the sum of its parts, she needs only to see, touch and wear a Rumi Sumaq artifact. — Charles Bechtel, artist & novelist
Everyone should know of your work. I am not much of a jewelry person, but the first time I saw your work I thought, ‘If I had the money I’d buy every piece you made and wear a different piece everyday.’ It is the most beautiful and outstanding work of creativity and artisan craftsmanship I’ve ever seen. I have forwarded your website to others who have experienced the same reaction. — Sheri, customer
Rumi Sumaq means "beautiful stones" in Quechua, the indigenous language of Peru.

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