Hand Crafted Floral Wool Tapestry Wall Hanging, "Flower Sellers"
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Shaded by wide-brimmed hats, women arrange brilliant bouquets of roses, daisies and arum blossoms in the Peruvian sierra. Nilda Amaro Oscanoa portrays a peaceful hamlet high in the Andes on a tapestry woven by hand. She uses natural dyes derived from plants and insects and, once satisfied with the colors, she uses a type of spinning wheel to fill each bobbin with floss. After sketching her design on paper, she creates it in wool by carefully placing each weft (horizontal) thread on the handloom.
Titled "Vendedoras de flores" in Spanish.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
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.
Nilda Amaro Oscanoa has received a $600 microcredit loan with 0% interest.