Handcrafted Bronze and Copper Wall Mask Peru, "The Lord of Sipan"
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Wearing an elaborate headdress, earrings and a necklace of golden peanuts, the Lord of Sipan is an imposing sight. His helmet takes the shape of the tumi, or ceremonial knife. Sipan is an archaeological site in northern Peru where the tomb of the Lord of Sipan was discovered in 1987. Working in copper and bronze, Ana María Enciso commemorates the ancient personage in a beautiful mask.
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.