This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Peru's Alejandro Chavez creates the handcrafted retablos of Ayacucho. Made of plywood and ceramics, this handcrafted diorama makes a wonderful Christmas accent piece.
Nativity scene on four levels
Housed in a blue chest
Ceramic figurines are shaped and painted by hand
Signed by the artist
Measures 11.4 inches high x 3.3 inches wide x 1.8 inches deep when open
Story Behind the Art: 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. The customs and traditions of the Andean people emerge in every retablo.
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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I gave my rotablo as a gift. I think it is lovely, but I found it to be very dark, darker than it looked in the picture. It's obviously handcrafted and very Peruvian. That was its strong appeal. It took quite a while to get it sent, but I knew that when I ordered. I have really fallen in like with overstock.com. (:
This was a beautiful handcrafted piece of high quality. The idea of embedding the figures in the long blue box makes it easy to ship and to store. I bought it as a gift for my friend, who collects nativity sets, and she was thrilled with it. It took a little longer to get this item, but it was worth the wait. I have ordered several items from Worldstock, and have always been satisfied.
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