Copper and Bronze Decorative Vase Green from Peru, "Andean Character"
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Drawing inspiration from his love of traveling, Peru's Angel Franco is proud to present his own designs in this decorative vase, which is made from copper and bronze with Greek key designs. The lush shape of this piece is decorated with a green, oxidized finish to allow the motifs to really stand out.
Angel and his entire family nearly died in a horrible car accident. It took them almost a year to recover. During this time, they struggled to keep their workshop open, fearing every day that they would lose it. They recovered and learned that their Novica customers were there for them when they were able to work again.
"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."
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.
Angel has four children. His eldest son is unable to pay for the education of his two daughters. Angel provides for his granddaughters' education.
This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.