Unique Inca Bronze Copper Decorative Vase, "Inca Blade and Wiracocha"
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Gleaming golden color defines icons of the Inca Empire. The Inca god Wiracocha is the original divinity of the people of Tiahuanaco. He emerged from the waters of Lake Titicaca and created the heavens, the earth, and the first generation of giants who inhabited the land in total darkness. A ceremonial tumi knife with its curved blade features a handle fashioned like a king. Ana Maria Enciso works in copper and bronze to craft this beautiful vase.
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.