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Set of Four Ceramic Nativity Ornaments from Peru, "Happy Parties"

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Peruvian artisan Anita Contreras designs four ornaments that depict happy... more

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Peruvian artisan Anita Contreras designs four ornaments that depict happy nativities. Crafted of ceramic, each ornament is hand-painted to capture the joy of the Christian nativity.

  • 0.13 kgs
  • 0.3 lbs
  • Each: 6.5 cm H x 7 cm W x 1 cm D
  • Each: 2.6" H x 2.8" W x 0.4" D

  • Ceramic
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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18

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04/05/2021

"A Glowing Christmas Ornament"

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It has beautifully painted details on a Christmas candle holder that illuminates whatever room it is put it. Everyone admires it.

Purchased Item:

Celebration of Life, Handcrafted Nativity Tealight Holder from Peru

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From Harrisburg, Pa. USA

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03/18/2021

"The colors are so beautiful!"

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This windchime is so well made and bright, I am looking forward to using it this spring.

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Happy cheerful and bright

Best Uses

  • On my porch

Purchased Item:

Andean Dream Catcher, Hand-Painted Ceramic Dream Catcher Wall Art from Peru

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Verified Reviewer

03/01/2021

"Beautiful in Simplicity"

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Unique way of presenting a typical Nativity scene using a peasants hat as s shelter for the Holy Family.

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01/11/2021

"A charming addition to my collection of nativities"

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Quality is excellent. I am very pleased with my purchase. Thank you!

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From Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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11/07/2020

"Beautiful!"

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This small nativity is so beautiful. The workmanship is lovely.

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03/07/2020

"wonderful addition to my ornaments collection"

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Beautiful!!!

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Ayacucho Nativities, 4 Ceramic Christmas Ornaments with Ayacucho Nativity Scenes

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Daily life is difficult for Anita. She cannot afford to leave her husband. She works hard, dreaming of the day she can leave the torment and the verbal abuse behind her. She dreams of being able to move to her own place with her children.

Anita comes from Quinua, a town in Ayacucho famous for its traditional pottery known as Quinua ceramics. Her grandfather was a master ceramist but Anita received most of her training at a workshop in Lima. Over time, the distinctive form of this traditional ceramic art has evolved to include molding. Many of Anita's pieces are made with her own molds. She credits her perfectionism and determination to learn something every day with letting her master this art.

Anita is an important representative of our Women's Empowerment badge, in part because her struggle is still ongoing. "I was forced to marry a man I didn't love, and have endured a lifetime of belittling taunts from my husband. Although he mocks my ceramic work, I continue to produce art in hopes that I may one day have the financial stability to leave him." Anita reminds us that women’s empowerment is not a simple destination but a continuous process.

Every purchase brings Anita one step closer to her independence. Her Novica sales renew her faith in her convictions that she is on the right path. She never loses sight of her goal to move to her own place and to better provide for her family.

Even though two of her children are grown, Anita continues to pay for their studies. Her eldest daughter has a son and Anita is helping to raise him.

Anita has dealt with adversity and an abusive husband while struggling to provide for her four children and one grandchild.

 
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