Unique Archaeological Bronze and Copper Wall Mask, "Sun Ritual"
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Worn during sacred rituals, this Moche mask celebrates the sun's benevolence. Its five star crown was originally intended to resemble the sun's rays. Ana Maria Enciso handcrafts this mask in copper, soldiering embossed bronze motifs to replicate the masks found at Lambayeque. Enciso's keen eye for detail renders this mask spectacular - ideal for the admirer of Peru's glorious past.
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.
I brought this item as a house warming gift for my Peruvian friend. He was excited to have something this unique and beautiful in his home.
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