“This is Micaela and her sister Maria. They live and sell their work in Chamula,” says Aguiñiga, who commissioned several dolls from Micaela to send as thank-you gifts to those who donated money to the project. Besides funding the trip, she says, “we were able to buy a lot of pieces to put in the exhibition to showcase artisans’ existing work. It was amazing, you give them the equivalent of $25, and it’s like you made their whole month.”
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“This is Micaela and her sister Maria. They live and sell their work in Chamula,” says Aguiñiga, who commissioned several dolls from Micaela to send as thank-you gifts to those who donated money to the project. Besides funding the trip, she says, “we were able to buy a lot of pieces to put in the exhibition to showcase artisans’ existing work. It was amazing, you give them the equivalent of $25, and it’s like you made their whole month.”