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Total loan: $2,850
Lima, Lima, Peru / Arts
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Edmundo's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!
A loan helped to buy raw materials such as high quality wood and glass to expand production of his mirrors and jewelry boxes.
Edmundo is an artisan who specializes in the traditional Peruvian art of reverse painted glass. He would like to invest in the purchase of raw materials such as high quality wood and glass to expand production of his mirrors and jewelry boxes. Edmundo has been selling through NOVICA since 2004. This is his story in his words. "I inherited my interest in art from my mother, a weaver," he says. "As an adolescent, I enjoyed painting and liked to create cartoons as a form of social protest, when terrorists threatened our land. Now I specialize in painted glass and crackled finishes, a technique that is both traditional and modern. My themes include pre-Hispanic, colonial and ethnic as a tribute to the beauty and culture of the Andean world and its wildlife." "I admit to being an admirer of Peruvian colonial art, and I love being able to express my passion through a traditional art form such as reverse painted glass," he says. "It allows me to capture the colors, shapes, and silver and golden glimmer that is characteristic of this art form. The fact that my products may be arriving at people's homes around the world is very exciting, and all I need to do is to continue crafting items inspired by something I already love to do – what a blessing! I would like to thank you for the opportunity that this interest-free micro-loan provides." Use the link below to view Edmundo's reverse painted mirrors and jewelry boxes on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/artistdetail/index.cfm?faid=4249