Shipibo Tea Light Holder from Peru

Aptec Peru

$ 17.00

Add color and culture to any room in the house with a handmade ceramic Shipibo Tea Light Holder from Peru.

The Shipibo tribe, one of Peru's most ancient ethnic peoples, maintains a strong tribal identity, ancient shamanic traditions and an enduring sense of community and collective wisdom. Likewise, Shipibo artisans share a common artistic inspiration that allows them to collaborate on large pieces, working interchangeably to develop cohesive arts and ceramics that many think have been hand painted by a single artist.

  • Measures 2" high x 4 3/4" diameter
  • Available in Cherry, Green and White

Handmade in Peru and fair trade imported

 

Aptec Peru Artisan Story
Peru

 

Aptec Peru is an artisan collective located near Lima, Peru. The organization is a community of 16 family workshops that employs about 140 individuals from low-income areas. The extensive skills of the artisans are seen through the range of products they create, including ceramics, jewelry, textiles, stained glass and woodwork.

Besides helping preserve a culture rich in tradition, the collective helps artisan producers better design and create high quality crafts, enjoy increased sales and earn a steady income. As a member of the International Fair Trade Assocation, APTEC Peru ensures artisans are paid fairly for their work, which creates a sustainable working environment for artisans, their families and communities.

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