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Bronze and copper vase, 'The Messenger and the Llama' - Copper and Bronze Decorative Vase from Peru

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Copper and Bronze Decorative Vase from Peru, "The Messenger and the Llama"

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A character of extreme importance to the ancient Inca , the chasqui was a... more

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A character of extreme importance to the ancient Inca , the chasqui was a messenger who also took care of a community's logistics. Chasquis were responsible of informing the emperors of possible uprisings or enemies approaching. Angel Franco details the image of a chasqui for this exquisite decorative vase. A llama stands proud on the other side of the vase’s belly as Franco works with galvanized bronze and copper.

  • 0.23 kgs
  • 0.5 lbs
  • 16 cm H x 12 cm Diam.
  • 6.25" H x 4.7" Diam.

  • Copper and bronze
  • Watertight
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
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111

Carol

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12/24/2021

"It s Beautiful"

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The cross I received is beautiful and well crafted. I hope to buy more from Angel Franco soon & am hoping he ll have more items available to purchase. Thank you so much.

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  • Wall decor

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Divine Heart, Bronze and Copper Wooden Wall Cross with Sacred Heart Motif

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Hannah

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12/14/2021

"Fun metal mask."

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I love all the detail on this mask, which looks great on the wall for my mask collection. Very unique!

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Antonietta

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10/22/2021

"Lovely gifts!"

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The cross has beautiful detailing. It is unique, beautifully made, and sure to surprise. It will bring joy to the receiver. So far I have purchased 2 and will purchase more for Christmas gifts.

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Bab

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10/18/2021

"Beautiful"

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It was beautiful. But I received it damaged, Thats why I put 3 stars.

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Our Tumi, Bronze and copper wall sculpture

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Cheryl

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09/16/2021

"Excellent craftsmanship"

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This little jewel of a mirror makes a stamen ton my wall.

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Pre-Hispanic Birds, Bird Motif Bronze and Copper Wall Mirror from Peru

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Julia

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08/25/2021

"Happy and colorful addition to our collection."

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This little sun brought a lot of sunshine to the house. Love the details & the colors !

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Husband
  • Occasion: anniversary

Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

"Metal work has been part of Peruvian culture since before the Incas. It is an inheritance that my father taught me and I have taught my children. In our workshop, we make many replicas of Inca and traditional Peruvian art. We use brass, copper and silver like our ancestors did. This keeps our culture alive."

Profound Impact

Profound Impact

Angel still supports most of his family. He provides for his own wife and the wife of his eldest son. He pays for the education of his children. His Novica sales enable him to do so, providing a steady source of income for the family.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

Angel Franco has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $600 and the most recent for $2000. Proceeds were used to invest in a bulk purchase of bronze and copper for his metalwork.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

Angel has four children. His eldest son is unable to pay for the education of his two daughters. Angel provides for his granddaughters' education.

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