Unique Christianity Applique Folk Art Wall Hanging, "Christmas Star"
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The Christmas star blazes through the heavens on a quiet night in the Andes. It illuminates a nativity scene with a Peruvian setting. Leonor Quispe gives an Andean setting to the very first Christmas. She works in the traditional art of arpillería (patchwork) to create this extraordinary wall hanging. Each tiny figure is crafted in three dimensions and lavishly embroidered.
A display rod can be slipped through an opening at the top.
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.