Handmade Dried Mate Gourd Hanging Cat Ornaments (set of 3), "Feline Dream"
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The dreams of these three sleeping kitties are probably as simple as enjoying a saucer of milk, but Daniel Vargas, the Peruvian artisan who makes them by hand, has bigger dreams, such as growing his business and giving his family a better life. "I find I am excited to know that people around the world will not only see my products, but also learn about me, my story and my family," says the craftsman. Daniel designs and carves this set of three feline ornaments from dried mate, a type of gourd, using the traditional engraving and pyrography techniques of his Andean hometown, Cochas Chico.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.
This artist supports children under the age of 18.