Nature and Peruvian Inspired Art Jewelry
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.
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.