Cotton Blend Arpillera Wall Hanging of Mermaids and Sea Life, "Siren Song"
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Artisan Maria Uyauri of Peru hand crafts this arpillera wall hanging of mermaids and sea creatures in this playful underwater scene. The artisan uses embroidery and other embellishments to add intricate details. The arpillera has an opening at the top to insert a display rod. About her work, Maria Uyauri says, "Each of my designs with their cheerful colors is meant to fill your home with happiness, love and peace."
This artist is currently confronting a major life challenge.
Maria Uyauri has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $800 and the most recent for $1250. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of larger amounts of fabrics to keep in stock throughout the year for continuous production.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.