Hand Crafted Archaeological Tumi Bronze and Copper Plate, "Ceremonial Dagger"
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A dagger with a curved blade, the tumi was once reserved exclusively for ceremonial rites. Featuring the image of a revered Inca god, the presence of wings symbolizes the deity's ability to fly to the world beyond. For this decorative plate, Ana Maria Enciso crafts the piece of copper and bronze and treats it to a galvanized bath, achieving the distinct green finish.
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.