About Us

‘Old Perú Replicas’ is made up of two artists, who also happen to be father and son. My name is Ynocencio Ccahuana, I am 54 years old, and my son’s name is Alex Ccahuana. He is 29 years old and we work together in this family business. Our native language is Quechua, and we are both from Cusco. 
 
Ever since I was a child, I’ve liked Inca art. That’s why I started working as an assistant in a company that exported glass pottery, where I discovered that I was quite good at making it. The art of pottery was passed down to me by my father, who was a farmer, but knew how to make clay and how to get the color from plants and the soil. After applying his teachings and everything I’ve learned throughout my forty years as an artisan, I got the opportunity to have a gallery where I can show and sell my products. All of my art is replicas of different objects found in museums all over Peru and the world.

My son Alex learned the technique as well, and we are constantly replicating new pieces we find in the museums we visit. He has a lot of energy to make pottery, and I have the knowledge and patience it takes to make it a high quality one, just like any piece you could find in the museum.