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From Oaxaca, Mexico, comes this artisan-crafted tin wall mirror from Aida and Cristino Lavariega. Flaming hearts are common subjects for handicrafts produced by artisans in Oaxaca. Referred to as milagros, or "miracles," these images, usually made from some type of metal, were often left as offerings for a particular saint as a testament that a certain prayed-for miracle had taken place. This milagro is decorative and functions as a heart-shaped frame for a mirror. Crafted using repoussé techniques, the embossed frame is painted by hand in a vibrant red color.
Aida uses traditional techniques taught by elder members of the community and passes down her knowledge to her children in order to continue creating crafts out of culturally significant materials.
Novica sales provide Aida with a steady income that has enabled her to grow her business. She is able to support not only her own family but to provide steady wages to her workers enabling them to support themselves and their families.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Aida's income supports and provides for the education of her kids that are attending University.