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Ceramic 'Christmas in Quinua' Nativity Scene Retablo (Peru)
ITEM#: 13265863This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Peru's Alejandro Chavez creates a scene of devotion, faith and celebration in this nativity scene. Made of plywood and ceramics, this handcrafted diorama makes a striking holiday accent piece.
- Depicts Christmas in Quinua, a small town in Huamanga
- Ceramic figurines are shaped and painted by hand, and displayed in a plywood box
- Signed by the artist
- Measures 7.9 inches high x 8.7 inches wide x 1.8 inches deep
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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|Season or Holiday||Christmas|
|Country of Origin||Peru|
|Dimensions||Open: 7.9 inches H x 8.7 inches W x 46 mm D; Closed: 7.9 inches H x 4.1 inches W x 51 mm D|
|Country of Origin||Peru|
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