Applique Christmas stocking, "The Arrival of the Magi"
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The night is speckled with stars over the Peruvian highlands as the Magi follow the star to the manger. Guarded by Gabriel Archangel, baby Jesus sleeps in a hay-filled manger surrounded by Mary and Joseph. Leonor Quispe works in the traditional art of arpillería (appliqué) to create an heirloom Christmas stocking. Each tiny figure is crafted in three dimensions and lavishly embroidered.
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.