Copper and bronze vase, "Proud Empire"
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Gleaming golden color defines the intricate Raimondi stela. Named for Antonio Raimondi, who discovered it, it depicts a deity from the Chavin culture known as the smiling god. The original, incised composition embodies duality within a figure, in this case an agricultural and fertility deity with splayed taloned feet. Depicted in a vase by Ana Maria Enciso, the deity holds two tall staffs. The original is housed in the National Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology in Lima. The vessel also depicts a ceremonial tumi blade and the deity Wiracocha.
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.