Hand-Painted Ceramic Wall Cross from Mexico, "God Lives Here"
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Designed by Mexican artisan Eufrosia Pantaleon, this wall cross sends the message that "God lives here." Eufrosia crafts the cross of ceramic and hand-paints it with colorful dot motifs that suggest the form of Jesus. A loop on the top allows for easy hanging.
Eufrosia has confronted adversity and hardship, but has still caused her strength to overcome every obstacle and continues to pursue her ceramic art with NOVICA.
Eufrosia uses traditional techniques taught by elder members of the Nahua community where she was born. The colorful style dates from the 1950s, but the ceramic tradition has its roots in pre-Hispanic times. The artisan passes down her knowledge to her children who will continue creating handicrafts of culturally significance.
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.
Eufrosia's ceramics have become very popular. Sales with Novica have been so good that she is able to pay three neighbors in her Nahua community to assist her in painting them.
Eufrosia Pantaleon has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $600 and the most recent for $1500.
This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.
"God Lives Here Cross"
Beautiful cross. It has a flat finish and I may add a clear finishing coat to help protect its vibrant colors. I ordered two and gave one to a close friend.
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