Handmade Applique Patchwork Wall Hanging Tapestry 39x39, "Andean Hillside"
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Summer comes to the Southern Hemisphere, filling the countryside with color. Residents of a highland village go about their daily chores, cutting fresh flowers for the market, tending to animals and orchards, and weaving on a backstrap loom. María Uyauri depicts the scene in intricate arpillera – embroidered appliqués of fabric cutouts hand-stitched to a background of cotton. Crafted in three dimensions, each figure is lavishly embroidered. A display rod can slip through an opening at the top of the wall hanging.
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.