Reverse Painted Glass Jewelry Box with Silver Trim, "Manatees"
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Mother manatee swims through serene blue waters with her baby. Enticed by verdant seaweed, the whiskery sea mammals make shallow estuaries their home. Mindful of the value of every species, Edmundo Contreras paints the images on a the reverse side of glass to adorn a wood box trimmed with silver gilt.
Edmundo Contreras has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1500 and the most recent for $2850. Proceeds were used to buy raw materials such as high quality wood and glass to expand production of his mirrors and jewelry boxes.
Edmundo's beautiful craftsmanship and unique designs have helped to grow his Novica sales. This steady income has enabled him to expand his workshop and he regularly gives jobs to other artisans from his community.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
This artist is currently confronting a major life challenge.