Handmade Guatemalan Religious Wood Cross, "Community of Love"
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With open arms, Jesus centers this beautiful cross. It depicts a village of colorful homes with red tile roofs and the happy people who live in them. By Maria Estela Perlera de Portillo, the hand painted design celebrates the love of an entire community. White sheep are depicted beneath.
Maria Estela increased tourism in her hometown by inviting tourists into her workshop and showing them how she creates and paints her designs. Because of this, she is able to give work to other artisans in her workshop.
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.
Maria Estela has been able to work hard and increase her income through the sales of her work. This has enabled her to increase her livelihood and that of the artisans that assist her.
NOVICA sales make up most of her income and is what she uses to support the other artisans who work with her.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Maria Estela received a local award for second best micro-business person in her town.
This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.
This artist has survived a serious or life-threatening situation.
This artist supports children under the age of 18.