Handmade Moche Replica Copper Mask Depicting Cats, "Moche Cat Man"
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Deified in pre-Hispanic times, a fierce jaguar crowns the headdress in a mask by Ana María Enciso. A domestic cat poses on the forehead of the stern personage. The Andean artisan crafts the mask from copper and bronze for a stunning decorative accent that represents Peru's ancient Moche culture.
Ana Maria Enciso has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $850 and the most recent for $600. Proceeds were used to buy copper and bronze to continue crafting her designs.
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.
This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.