A passion for Peruvian art is one of the main legacies of the Lámbarri Orihuela family; it is as much a part of their identity as farming and community.
With a pisco sour in hand, guests are invited to browse the family collection, where selected pieces display the panorama of art created by the different inhabitants of the southern Peruvian Andes. From objects produced by the Tiwanaku and southern Wari people, to Inca artifacts, and then to colonial oil painting and sculpture, the collection offers a stunning window into the history of the region and an unforgettable aesthetic experience.
A Passion for Peruvian Art
Collection of Prehispanic, Colonial, and Folk Art
The family maintains a tradition of sharing its collection with others who have a passion for Peruvian art. The patriarch, Don José Orihuela, began the collection of Prehispanic art and also formed a solid collection of colonial and folk art. The Museum of Religious Art in the Archbishop’s Palace in Cusco was founded around several of Don José’s colonial works. He also donated one hundred fifty qeros (carved wooden drinking cups) to the Museo Inka in Cusco, run by the National University of San Antonio Abad in Cusco. His son-in-law Jesús Lámbarri enriched the family collection with more Prehispanic and colonial works, and built a significant library. Lámbarri’s son José Ignacio, along with his wife Ana María Barberis, has continued expanding the collection, focusing especially on southern Andean folk art.
For a hundred years the Lámbarri Orihuela family has lived at, worked at, and cared for Hacienda Huayoccari.