Resin Character Mini Mask From Dance Black Qhapaq from Peru, "Big Grin"
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Peruvian artisan Edit Sanchez handcrafts a decorative mask out of strong and lightweight acrylic resin inspired by the masks used in traditional folk dances in the artisan's native Cusco region that tell a satiric story. This mask is inspired by the Qhapaq Negro, which speaks to how slaves were once used to work the gold and silver mines. Small enough to fit in the palm of the hand, this character with exaggerated features has a dark brown face, blue eyes, and gold accents on its eyebrows. A triangular bar on the back makes it easy to hang on the wall.
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.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.
This is one of the three mini masks i bought from Edit Sanchez, and each one of them is so unique in characterization and detail. I have the three hanging above my writing desk, and they afford a great deal of inspiration whenever I feel stuck. Thank you, Edit Sanchez, for the truly wonderful work you do.
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