Sometimes a post says it all. This time it was the renowned designer, actor and producer Jeremiah Brent who surrendered to the magic of Peruvian craftsmanship.
A few weeks ago, the star of Netflix reality show "Say I Do" posted a video on his Instagram showing a series of souvenirs he acquired during his last visit to Cusco.
These were the world famous Toritos de Pucará. These pottery pieces, characteristic of the province of Azángaro in the highlands of Puno, are considered a symbol of protection and happiness, and so they are usually placed on the roof of, or inside, houses.
Jeremiah chose a stone shelf to proudly display these handcrafted memories of his time in Peru. The video has had more than 39,000 views.
Love of art
Jeremiah's Toritos de Pucará were acquired during an engagement trip to Machu Picchu with his fiancé, interior designer Nate Berkus. This is what Jeremiah actually said in his post:
Jeremiah's love of art and interior design is nothing new. After founding his design firm in 2011, Jeremiah has transformed countless homes, restaurants, and public spaces into collector's items. His modern California-style approach is inspired by the natural beauty of his home state.
Jeremiah travels to the ends of the earth collecting valuable historical items, such as these popular Toritos, using them to curate his clients' homes to reflect those travels.
"Successful interior design is, above all, a personal reflection of the past, present and future," says the designer.
Learn more about his work here.
Peru in the spotlight
Jeremiah is not the only influencer who has confessed his love for Peruvian culture. Last year, Spanish actor Pedro Alonso, the popular 'Berlin' from "Money Heist", arrived in Peru in search of inspiration to paint and write.
After a two-month trip that included the coast, the mountains and the Amazon, he said: "A real explosion of life. My deepest gratitude. What a beautiful country Peru is and what wonderful people it has. Latin America truly electrifies me."
This year, Mexican actress Barbara Mori took a trip to Lima and Machu Picchu, and she too could not resist spreading the word on her social media.
"What a beautiful place Machu Picchu is!" posted the popular 'Rubí' on Instagram, along with a photo at the Inca citadel.
American actor Zac Efron also visited Peru a few months ago for the filming of Netflix series "Down to Earth." The star of "High School Musical" took time to tour the Miraflores 'malecón' (boardwalk) and practice sandboarding with Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez, as shown on his corresponding social media.
Sources: Instagram/ Perú 21/ Wapa/ Exitosa Noticias