Hand Made Ceramic Green Bird Mask, "Jade Olmec Lord"
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Eufrosia Pantaleon is inspired by the legendary Olmec heads in the design of this mask. Believed to represent governors, the original gigantic heads are carved from stone. Pantaleon reinterprets these archeological treasures with this ceramic mask. She paints the blue, green, red, orange, pink and beige mask with extraordinary detail in celebration of Mexico's flora and fauna.
Eufrosia has confronted adversity and hardship, but has still caused her strength to overcome every obstacle and continues to pursue her ceramic art with NOVICA.
Eufrosia uses traditional techniques taught by elder members of the Nahua community where she was born. The colorful style dates from the 1950s, but the ceramic tradition has its roots in pre-Hispanic times. The artisan passes down her knowledge to her children who will continue creating handicrafts of culturally significance.
Eufrosia's ceramics have become very popular. Sales with Novica have been so good that she is able to pay three neighbors in her Nahua community to assist her in painting them.
Eufrosia Pantaleon has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $600 and the most recent for $1500.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Eufrosia encourages and supports a young mother who struggles from a hearing and speech disability.