Copper and Bronze Plate Handmade Art from Peru, "Inca Messenger"
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Chasquis were Inca messengers, trained from a very early age to run long distances and traverse the seemingly impossible terrain of the Peruvian Andes. Ana Maria Enciso portrays the messenger on a copper plate surrounded by masks. Bronze details emphasize the cool copper contours of an extraordinary design.
Ana Maria Enciso has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $850 and the most recent for $600. Proceeds were used to buy copper and bronze to continue crafting her designs.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.
This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.