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Handmade Cross Of Lamentation Painted Wood Retablo (Peru)

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Handmade Cross Of Lamentation Painted Wood Retablo (Peru)

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After Christ's death on the cross, the image itself came to be venerated as one of the most important Christian symbols. Alejandro Chávez shows an empty cross, graced with a portrait of Jesus. Ladders reach to beams where ofrendas (offerings) have been placed. Figures in traditional Andean dress kneel below the cross, their eyes lifted in devout prayer. Known as a retablo, this traditional diorama is housed in a colorful chest crafted of wood and painted. Chávez carefully models each figure from ceramic plaster and paints them by hand; the retablo receives an antique finish.

Product Features
  • Signed by the artist
  • Clean with a soft, dry cloth
  • Package Includes : Painted wood retablo
  • County Of Origin : Peru
  • Colors : Multi
  • Material : Plywood and ceramic
  • Dimensions : 9.25" H x 5.5" W x 3.3" D

Story behind the art :Alejandro Chávez was born on January 30, 1956. He specializes in the creations of retablos, a kind of reverent diorama-altar typical of the Ayacucho region of Peru. He learned this technique as a boy in school, when he was 17 years old and living in Ayacucho, where his parents moved when he was just 2 years old.  When Chávez returned to his hometown, he began working in the studio of Angel Castro, a master artisan. Here he refined his techniques in the creation of retablos, eagerly learning the art from his teacher. Later, Chávez formed his own workshop after the death of his teacher, continuing to give shape to this art form. The customs and traditions of the Andean people emerge in every piece.  "In every one of my creations I hope you will be able to recognize my great love for this art form. You will also fine the contributions of my wife as well, for she molds the characters. I am currently teaching my nieces and nephews as well.  "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.

Imported
Country of Origin: Peru

Specifications

Item #
33121139
Material
Wood
Type
Statues
Season or Holiday
All Seasons
Color
Multi
Commercial
Yes
Product Features
Handmade
Worldstock
Worldstock
Dimensions
3.3 In. X 5.5 In. X 9.25 In.
Model Number
78688

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