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Handcrafted Traditional Ceramic Tealight Candle Holder, "United as Brothers"

The artisan explains that residents of the small town of Quinua, in Ayacucho... more

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The artisan explains that residents of the small town of Quinua, in Ayacucho, Peru, work together in times of drought, bringing water to all their neighbors in need. Anita, a native of Quinua, wants to show that the collective union between humans achieves great things and that together, united by peaceful and fair coexistence, we can move forward as humanity.

Traditional Andean motifs and warm tones embellish this superb creation from Peru. After a long process, Anita Contreras makes this lovely ceramic tealight candle holder featuring an intricate design honoring the people of Quinua.

  • 0.97 kgs
  • 2.1 lbs
  • 24 cm H x 14 cm W x 14 cm D
  • 9.5" H x 5.5" W x 5.5" D

  • Ceramic
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • For use with tealights only
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended
  • Keep away from children and pets
  • Tealight not included
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Peruicon info
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Marie

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01/31/2024

"Nativity"

A beautiful piece to add to my nativity collection!

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Matthew

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12/25/2023

"Ceramic statuettes"

This set was a Christmas gift for my wife as she collects nativities. Such a unique and beautiful example of craftsmanship, thank you!

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Reverence of Christ, Hand-Painted Ceramic Nativity Scene Statuettes (Pair)

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  • This was a gift for: Wife
  • Occasion: Christmas

Susan

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10/22/2023

"My new favorite retablo"

I just love this retablo! I collect them and they make a charming display on the window sill for the holidays!

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Greg Littlewolf

From Florida, USA

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02/01/2023

"Pretty cool."

Hung by the chimney with care.

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Edna

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11/19/2022

"very special"

These beautiful, colorful decorations are appropriate for any celebration. They make very good small gifts for the many friends one wishes to provide pleasure for.

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Stars and Butterflies, Hand-Painted Ceramic Star and Butterfly Ornaments (Set of 5)

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Colleen

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10/03/2022

"Car Nativity Ornaments"

Very creative and cute crèche in a car. Arrived without a scratch or chip. Packaged well without bubble wrap - you all are amazing. Feliz Navidad. Gracias, Colleen

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Confronting Adversity

Daily life is difficult for Anita. She cannot afford to leave her husband. She works hard, dreaming of the day she can leave the torment and the verbal abuse behind her. She dreams of being able to move to her own place with her children.

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

Anita comes from Quinua, a town in Ayacucho famous for its traditional pottery known as Quinua ceramics. Her grandfather was a master ceramist but Anita received most of her training at a workshop in Lima. Over time, the distinctive form of this traditional ceramic art has evolved to include molding. Many of Anita's pieces are made with her own molds. She credits her perfectionism and determination to learn something every day with letting her master this art.

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Empowering Women

Anita is an important representative of our Women's Empowerment badge, in part because her struggle is still ongoing. "I was forced to marry a man I didn't love, and have endured a lifetime of belittling taunts from my husband. Although he mocks my ceramic work, I continue to produce art in hopes that I may one day have the financial stability to leave him." Anita reminds us that women’s empowerment is not a simple destination but a continuous process.

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Every purchase brings Anita one step closer to her independence. Her Novica sales renew her faith in her convictions that she is on the right path. She never loses sight of her goal to move to her own place and to better provide for her family.

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Even though two of her children are grown, Anita continues to pay for their studies. Her eldest daughter has a son and Anita is helping to raise him.

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Anita has dealt with adversity and an abusive husband while struggling to provide for her four children and one grandchild.

 
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