Dip Painted Hand Carved Wood Bowl (Small), "Spicy Blue"
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Victor Hugo Lopez highlights the natural grain of palo blanco in the modern design of this bowl. He carves the bowl by hand and finishes it by dipping it in deep blue for a whimsical spot of color.
Victor Hugo Lopez has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $100 and the most recent for $600. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of cedar and cypress woods for production.
Woodworking had been an important aspect of Victor's community for many generations. Victor continues to teach his son and grandson his techniques so they can continue to preserve the craft for generations.
Victor feels blessed to be able to reach so many people without having to leave his country. Most of his income is through NOVICA and he relies on it to provide for his family.
With the help and support of his family, Victor has been able to grow his business and provide a better life for himself and his family.
Victor was recognized for his work and received a scholarship to study microenterprise management in Oregon.
This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.
Victor's work was featured in a catalogue of Guatemalan handicrafts.
"Lovely wood grain highligted by blue color"
I have not seen this palo blanco wood bowl in person, because I bought it as a gift for my mother and had it shipped to her directly. She tells me that the wood grain is lovely. Natural wood and the color blue are two of her favorite things, so I thought this would be to her liking, and she does love it. Where the product description says the artisan "highlights the natural grain of palo blanco," you can believe it. (My father loved making things out of wood, and refinishing wooden antiques to restore the beauty of the woods, so my mother is a good judge of the work, I think.)
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- This was a gift for: Mother
- Occasion: Mother's Day