Handmade Folk Art Heart Applique Throw Pillow, "I Love Our Andean Farm"
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Crafted entirely by hand, this charming throw pillow depicts life in the Andean highlands. Houses with red tile roofs cluster in a tiny hamlet surrounded by fields, meadows and flowers. Enclosed in a heart, villagers in traditional dress tend farms and family. Leonor Quispe works in the traditional art of arpillería (patchwork) to create this delightful throw pillow. 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.