Bronze Peruvian Motifs on Copper Decorative Vases (Set of 3), "Peruvian History"
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Peruvian artisan Angel Franco handcrafts a trio of round decorative copper vases with bronze accents honoring historical symbols of ancient Peruvian culture. The smallest vase depicts an ceremonial tumi knife, the middle vase has images of the ceremonial head nails of Chavin, and the largest vase is adorned with a mythical winged creature from the Tiahuanaco culture. Each vase's copper body has been oxidized to a beautiful green patina. The rim, handles, and decorative motifs are polished bronze.
- 0.22 kgs
- 0.5 lbs
- Large: 6.5 cm L x 9.5 cm W x 8 cm D
- Large: 2.6" L x 3.7" W x 3.1" D
- Medium: 5.5 cm H x 8 cm W x 6.5 cm D
- Medium: 2.2" H x 3.1" W x 2.6" D
- Small: 4.5 cm H x 6 cm W x 5 cm D
- Small: 1.8" H x 2.4" W x 2" D
"Metal work has been part of Peruvian culture since before the Incas. It is an inheritance that my father taught me and I have taught my children. In our workshop, we make many replicas of Inca and traditional Peruvian art. We use brass, copper and silver like our ancestors did. This keeps our culture alive."
Angel still supports most of his family. He provides for his own wife and the wife of his eldest son. He pays for the education of his children. His Novica sales enable him to do so, providing a steady source of income for the family.
Angel Franco has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $600 and the most recent for $2000. Proceeds were used to invest in a bulk purchase of bronze and copper for his metalwork.
Angel has four children. His eldest son is unable to pay for the education of his two daughters. Angel provides for his granddaughters' education.