Handcrafted Andean Applique Christmas Stocking, "Village Nativity"
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The night is still on a Christmas Eve in the Peruvian highlands. Visited by kings, baby Jesus sleeps in a hay-filled manger, and the sky is ablaze with stars. Leonor Quispe works in the traditional art of arpillera (patchwork) 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.