Peruvian Handcrafted Wood and Glass Trivet, "From the Jungle, its Fruit"
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Like little gems of nature, ormosia coccinea seeds are captivating under the glass pane of this handcrafted trivet. Marlene Guisgueta designs this extraordinary tray with dried huayruro, as the seeds are known in Peru and where they are believed to bring good luck. Guisgueta's respect for tradition carries on to the name, stated in the way that people from the countryside speak: "From the Jungle, its Fruit."
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Marlene Guisgueta has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $600 and the most recent for $500.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.