Leather Accent Cotton Lanyard in Flint and Bone from Mexico, "Pre-Hispanic Flint"
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Decorated with pre-Hispanic geometric patterns in flint over a body of bone, this striking lanyard is designed by Nelson and Wendhy Salones of Mexico. They hand-weave the cotton lanyard on the traditional telar de cintura, or backstrap loom. Accented with black leather, the lanyard connects with two stainless steel clasps. This accessory is perfect for carrying cameras, ID badges, and other belongings in style.
- 60 grams
- 0.1 lbs
- 112.8 cm L x 5.4 cm W
- 44" L x 2.1" W
Nelson and Wendhy use traditional Zapotec weaving techniques and have dedicated themselves to passing down their knowledge to their children in order to continue creating culturally significant art.
This artist is working with some sort of disability ranging from mental or physical and includes conditions such as being handicapped physically, or perhaps having a condition such as autism. This is also awarded to artists that employ other artists with disabilities.
Nelson has achieved several awards and honorable mentions, including winning the 2017 National Labor Prize and receiving an honorable mention for the 2018 FOFA Competition and the Benito Juarez State Prize for both 2015 and 2016.
Through perseverance, Nelson and Wendhy have grown their textile workshop. They now provide work for her family members and two neighbors.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Nelson and Wendhy's income allows them to provide a basic education to their children at home.