Archaeological Bronze and Copper Masks (Set of 3), "Ancient Trio"
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Wearing elaborate headdresses and earrings, faces appear from the ancient past. Ana María Enciso creates a trio of masks inspired by the Lambayeque cultures. Located north of Lima, the fertile Lambayeque Valley was the cradle of the Moche and Chimu civilizations. Enciso crafts the masks from copper and bronze treated with galvanic solutions. A hook at the back facilitates hanging.
- 0.16 kgs
- 0.4 lbs
- Mask with crown: 14 cm H x 12 cm W x 1.5 cm D
- Mask with crown: 5.5" H x 4.7" W x 0.6" D
- Mask with earrings: 10 cm H x 13.7 cm W x 1.5 cm D
- Mask with earrings: 3.9" H x 5.5" W x 0.6" D
- Long mask: 14.3 cm H x 9.3 cm W x 1 cm D
- Long mask: 5.75" H x 3.7" W x 0.4" D
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.