Copper mask, "Ai Apaec with Ritual Crown"
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Eyes rimmed with golden rays, the god Ai Apaec wears a ritual headdress. Crowned by the sun itself, it is adorned with birds that dangle alluringly from either side; splendid earrings confirm the status of this divine personage. Ana María Enciso crafts this mask from copper and bronze treated with galvanic solutions. A hook at the back facilitates hanging.
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.