Colonial Leather and Wood Jewelry Box from Peru, "Colonial Delight"
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Working in the style of colonial handicrafts, the Peruvian artisans of the Rios Family create a delightful jewelry box. This box is crafted from mohena wood and covered with brown leather, which features intricate patterns that are carefully tooled by hand. The lid lifts open with a hinge, exposing a two-compartment interior with a mirror on the inside of the lid.
Rios Family has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $600 and the most recent for $2850. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of quality leather and wood to increase production.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.