Copper stackable boxes (Set of 4), "Andean Trail"
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The beauty of the Andes and its most famous landmarks inspire the design of these jewelry boxes. The set of four stackable boxes includes scenes from everyday life as well as the glorious Inca city of Macchu Pichu. Angel Franco includes the legendary tumi knife and Wallallo Carwancho, a mighty Inca deity who was then punished for demanding human sacrifices. Another box is adorned with the Raimondi stela of Chavin artistry, and the last one features Lord Wiracocha, the mightiest of all Inca deities. Franco evokes the scenes with fine expertise as he crafts each copper box by hand with bronze details.
"Metal work has been part of Peruvian culture since before the Incas. It is an inheritance that my father taught me and I have taught my children. In our workshop, we make many replicas of Inca and traditional Peruvian art. We use brass, copper and silver like our ancestors did. This keeps our culture alive."
Angel still supports most of his family. He provides for his own wife and the wife of his eldest son. He pays for the education of his children. His Novica sales enable him to do so, providing a steady source of income for the family.
Angel Franco has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $600 and the most recent for $2000. Proceeds were used to invest in a bulk purchase of bronze and copper for his metalwork.
Angel has four children. His eldest son is unable to pay for the education of his two daughters. Angel provides for his granddaughters' education.
"Delicately Crafted True Art"
Beyond any hint of disappointment, this item(s) is/are simply beautiful. A recipient's eyes of this item's wonder tells the story completely. Just beautiful.
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- This was a gift for: Wife
- Occasion: anniversary