This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
A retablo depicts the 'yawar' fiesta with a condor for the people of Peru and a bull for the Spanish, each image modeled and painted by hand. If the condor flies, this augurs a good harvest, and musicians play in Alejandro Chavez's diorama, or retablo.Product Features:
Story Behind the Art:
- Colors: Yellow, purple, green, blue, red, beige
- Materials: Plywood, ceramic
- Signed by the artist
- Dimensions: 12 inches high x 7.3 inches wide x 2.8 inches deep
Andean artisan Alejandro Chavez creates retablos: colorful dioramas unique to the Ayacucho region of Peru. Each tiny figure is shaped and painted by hand, and displayed in a delightful tableau. '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,' he says.What is Worldstock?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.Imported
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