Handcrafted Natural Fiber White Angel with Bouquet, "Angel with Flowers"
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Costa Rican artisan Blanca Padilla designs and handcrafts this lovely angel out of fiber extracted from cabuya, a succulent that looks similar to agave. The cabuya fiber is a beautiful creamy antique white, and the artisan works with its natural texture to from the features of the angel. Gold thread is woven with the cabuya to accent the angel's halo and the hem of her gown, and she carries a lovely bouquet of paper and natural dried flowers in red, yellow, and green.
The art and skill of creating handicrafts from cabuya has been handed down through Blanca Padilla's family for generations. The artisan sources her material herself, growing and harvesting the cabuya, extracting the fiber, and preparing it for use in the handicrafts. Blanca Padilla hopes to help revitalize the cabuya craft industry with the success of her designs.
- 34 grams
- 1.20 oz
- 16.5 cm H x 11 cm W x 7 cm D
- 6.5" H x 4.3" W x 2.8" D
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This artist is working with some sort of disability ranging from mental or physical and includes conditions such as being handicapped physically, or perhaps having a condition such as autism. This is also awarded to artists that employ other artists with disabilities.
This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.
This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.
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Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.