Copper and bronze mask, "Lambayeque Personage"
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Penetrating eyes gaze from the past in this exquisite mask by Ana María Enciso. Wearing elaborate earrings and nose ornaments, this face represents a personage from the Lambayeque culture. Located north of Lima, the fertile Lambayeque Valley was the cradle of the Moche and Chimu civilizations.
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.