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Opening of the exhibition “Peru: Land of treasures” at the Villa des Arts in Rabat

The Villa des Arts hosted, on Tuesday in Rabat, the opening of the exhibition “Peru: Land of treasures”, organized until August 26 on the occasion of the national holiday of Peru which coincides on July 28.

The “Peru: Land of Treasures” exhibition aims to provide a better knowledge of Peru, with its art, traditions and customs, through a journey through time. We have chosen works from different periods of its history to give the visitor the opportunity to get closer to Peru.

On this occasion, you will be able to observe mainly ceramic utensils, textiles and metal pieces from the pre-Columbian era; paintings and silverware, leather and wooden pieces from the time of the viceroyalty (1542-1821); republican glass coins; and finally, works of contemporary art. All these pieces belong to a private collection which has been made available to the Embassy of Peru and the Al Mada Foundation for this exhibition at the Villa des Arts in Rabat.

For the first time in Morocco, we can appreciate a fine textile from the Chancay culture that is about a thousand years old and is in perfect state of conservation, being the most important piece of this sample, from the historical point of view. Likewise, it is the first time that a collection of paintings dating from the time of the viceroyalty (17th-18th centuries) of the school of Cusco has been exhibited in Morocco. You will also be able to appreciate pieces of silverware from this same period, which have similarities with Moroccan goldsmithery.

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