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Handmade Guatemalan Religious Wood Cross, "Community of Love"

Product ID: 182228

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With open arms, Jesus centers this beautiful cross. It depicts a village of colorful homes with red tile roofs and the happy people who live in them. By Maria Estela Perlera de Portillo, the hand painted design celebrates the love of an entire community. White sheep are depicted beneath.

  • 0.28 kgs
  • 0.6 lbs
  • 30 cm H x 18 cm W x 1.5 cm D
  • 11.75" H x 7" W x 0.6" D

  • Pinewood
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in El Salvador.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central America
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You can find pinewood cross 'Community of Love' by Maria Estela Perlera de Portillo in wall decor categories such as Wood Crosses. Enjoy exploring these sections for other Novica treasures.

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Maria Estela increased tourism in her hometown by inviting tourists into her workshop and showing them how she creates and paints her designs. Because of this, she is able to give work to other artisans in her workshop.

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.

Maria Estela has been able to work hard and increase her income through the sales of her work. This has enabled her to increase her livelihood and that of the artisans that assist her.

Maria Estela Perlera de Portillo has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $250.

NOVICA sales make up most of her income and is what she uses to support the other artisans who work with her.

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

Maria Estela received a local award for second best micro-business person in her town.

This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

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"An Easter gift for my Church"

I am donating this beautiful work of art to my church and then will purchase another for myself to display by my front door.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: OTHER
  • Occasion: Easter

1 Testimonial for Maria Estela Perlera de Portillo

Caroline

Kew Gardens, NY USA

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I purchased a small painted jewelry box and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the woodwork as well as the lovely painting.
 
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