Handcrafted Repousse Style Tin Cross Wall Decor (set of 2), "Cross My Heart"
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Artisans Aida and Cristino Lavariega of Oaxaca de Juarez in the state of Oaxaca present handcrafted wall decor consisting of a set of two tin crosses with a rustic flair. Repujado, or "repousse," techniques are used to create the motif featuring small leaves, circles, and curving lines which give the appearance of palm fronds. Each cross is accented with a hand painted red heart at its center.
Aida uses traditional techniques taught by elder members of the community and passes down her knowledge to her children in order to continue creating crafts out of culturally significant materials.
Novica sales provide Aida with a steady income that has enabled her to grow her workshop. She is able to support not only her own family but to provide steady wages to her assistants, enabling them to support themselves and their families.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Aida's income supports and provides for the education of her sons who are attending University.