Peruvian Artisan Crafted Dried Gourd Ornaments (set of 3), "Virgin of the Andes"
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Artisan Daniel Vargas was born in the Andean community of Cochas Chico in central Peru and practices the age-old craft of mate burilado which means "engraved gourd" in Spanish. Here he has handmade a set of three hanging ornaments; using pyrography techniques wherein a heated metal tip is used to burn a design on the dried gourd, he creates a likeness of the Virgin of Guadalupe, who is much revered in Peru, and gives the image texture and color.
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.