Traditional Inca-Style Ceramic Decorative Vase from Peru, "Sacred Kero"
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Traditionally used to drink alcoholic drinks, such as chicha, a type of corn beer, this decorative kero vase from Peru evokes the culture of the ancient Inca. The Huaman Paucar Family craft the simple, trumpeting vase of ceramic, featuring intricate hand-painted geometric designs characteristic of the era.
Huaman Paucar Family has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $900 and the most recent for $400. Proceeds were used to invest in the materials they use so that they can increase pottery production.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
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Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.