Hand-Carved Magnestie Owl Sculpture from Brazil, "Hooting Owl"
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With feathery horns and bright yellow eyes, a hooting owl watches vigilantly. Brazilian artisan Alexandre Costa carves the beautiful red and pink bird by hand of natural magnesite, and sculpts the beak of yellow calcite.
- 0.67 kgs
- 1.5 lbs
- 12 cm H x 5 cm W x 9 cm D
- 4.7" H x 2" W x 3.5" D
Despite his financial difficulties, the education of his children is always a priority. He works extremely hard crafting gemstone sculptures to be able to provide the education for his three children.
Alexandre has struggled with depression since 2017. On good days, he is able to work and create but, on bad days, he can't get out bed. Although this affects his family and income, it's difficult to overcome. His therapist recommends he continue working with stones, as it helps him relax. So his handcraft is a way of aiding in his recovery.
Alexandre Costa is a stone sculptor and a dedicated father. He is the sole means of support for his two children and he works very hard to provide them with what they need.
Alexandre Costa has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $800 and the most recent for $600.