Colorful Handcrafted Ceramic Vase from Mexico, "Nahua Doves"
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Working in the time-honored style of Nahua community artisans, Eufrosia Pantaleon depicts doves on a delightful vase. It is handcrafted of ceramic and meticulously painted by hand.
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.
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.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Eufrosia encourages and supports a young mother who struggles from a hearing and speech disability.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.
Eufrosia is a very dedicated young mother who has six children under ten years old.
This is a breathtakingly beautiful vase, of far higher quality than anything I saw in Oaxaca City, even at the government-run art store. It's very special. The colours go with any flowers I could put in there, though I think calla lilies are the most complementary. Because this is earthenware, it can break. I keep it in a display cabinet when I don't have flowers in it, and treat it with the care it deserves.
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