Mirror, "Golden Coat of Arms"
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Shell motifs recall colonial coats of arms, their fluid beauty painted by hand on the reverse side of glass panes. The gilded motifs embellish a stately mirror frame. Fusing European design with traditional Andean elements, Edmundo Contreras creates a beautiful design that links both worlds.
Edmundo Contreras has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1500 and the most recent for $2850. Proceeds were used to buy raw materials such as high quality wood and glass to expand production of his mirrors and jewelry boxes.
Edmundo's beautiful craftsmanship and unique designs have helped to grow his Novica sales. This steady income has enabled him to expand his workshop and he regularly gives jobs to other artisans from his community.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
This artist is currently confronting a major life challenge.