Cuzco Ceramic Decorative Plate, "Hitching Post of the Sun"
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The radiance of the solar star inspires the Huaman Paucar Family to design their own version of the Intihuatana stone. Meaning "Hitching Post of the Sun," it is found at Machu Picchu's highest point. Some believe the Inca carved several of these stone outcrops to connect earth and sky; other's believe it was a way of tying Father Sun to his Inca children. The Huaman Paucar Family honor this legendary emblem of Inca spiritualism with a handcrafted ceramic plate, which they paint with intricate detail.
Huaman Paucar Family has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $900 and the most recent for $400. Proceeds were used to invest in the materials they use so that they can increase pottery production.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
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"An attractive piece, but..."
This was bought to replace a similar bowl bought in Cuszco in 1980 [broken in a house move]. It is nowhere near as artisanal as the original. While it may be handmade as claimed, it looks like a commercial piece. Overall a litlle disappointing
- It is labelled 'For decorative use only': another disappointment
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