This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Jesus' birth is celebrated in Ayacucho with a feast of color in this mirror
'Jesus in Ayacucho' mirror frame is fashioned after a traditional retablo
Decorative accessory is filled with a variety of personages
Frame measures 8.9 inches wide x 10.8 inches high x 1.2 inches deep
Mirror measures 3.5 inches wide x 5.5 inches high
Story Behind the Art:
Peruvian artisan Alejandro Chavez specializes in the creations of retablos, a kind of reverent diorama-altar unique to the Ayacucho region of Peru. He learned this technique as a boy in school, when he was 17 years old and living in Ayacucho. The customs and traditions of the Andean people emerge in every piece. Today Chavez is part of an association of artisans who participate in national artesania fairs. Chavez tells us that, 'In every one of my works you can find the labors of my wife, who molds the characters, as well as that of my nieces and nephews, whom I currently teach. I sincerely hope that you enjoy your retablo which brings together the culture and traditions of the Andes.'
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
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Plywood and ceramic
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I have a small collection of Mexican art and this fits right in and brings a special flair of it's own. Love the bright cheerful colors and figures , masks and other elements are very cool. Looking at it is like taking a mini vacation and entering the day of a life in Peru. Thanks O for this adorable Ayacucho.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Awesome
I ordered this with 2 other Mirrors by the same artist. I love them. The detail is beautiful, the colors are beautiful. The detail on the sides is very nice too.I hung them in a long hallway on the wall. They remind me a little of religious fresco's in some churches I visited in Padua. I would definitely recommend them to anyone. I did not realize they were signed by the artist. That's an added bonus.
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