Applique Christmas stocking, "Guiding Star"
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The Christmas star announces the location of the stable where Jesus sleeps in a manger. Guided by the star, shepherds and Maggi will find the Holy Family and a newborn king. Leonor Quispe works in the traditional art of arpillería (patchwork) to create an heirloom Christmas stocking. Each tiny figure is crafted in three dimensions and lavishly embroidered. The colorful background fabric emulates traditional hand-loomed cloth.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Leonor Quispe has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $600 and the most recent for $750.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.