Peruvian Folk Art Cotton Christmas Scene Tree Skirt, "Nativity Scene"
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Santa and his reindeer soar across the night sky above the manger where little Jesus sleeps. Despite the late hour, shepherds watch their sheep, turning a curious gaze toward the Three Kings riding camels. Leonor Quispe brings the nativity to the Andes in a lavish, handcrafted Christmas tree skirt. She works in the traditional art of arpillería (patchwork) to create this family heirloom. Each tiny figure is crafted in three dimensions and embroidered.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Leonor Quispe has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $600 and the most recent for $750.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.