Handmade 'Jesus in Ayacucho' Mirror (Peru) - Red - N/A

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ITEM# 12262091
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    ITEM#: 12262091

    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 frame fashioned after a traditional retablo. Once an exclusively religious art form, it has adapted to express Peruvian custom. Alejandro Chavez handcrafts this piece from wood and fills it with a variety of personages, each individually defined and detailed.

    • Weight: 0.61 kgs
    • Frame Dimension : 27.5 cm H x 22.5 cm W x 3 cm D
    • Mirror Dimension : 9 cm W x 14 cm H
    • Plywood and ceramic
    • Made in Peru.

    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.

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    Style Traditional
    Type Wall Mirror
    Frame Color Red
    Mirror Shape Specialty
    Frame Material Wood
    Frame Finish Antique
    Mirror Size Medium (15''-32'' high)
    Mount Type Wall Mounted
    Orientation Vertical
    Product Features Handmade
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    Model Number 63197
    Country of Origin Peru
    • Makes me smile
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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.

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      Beautiful retablo mirror. It takes awhile to ship because it comes from overseas. The colors are lovely, and the mirror depicts different scenes from peru.

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    • Just perfect
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      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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    • Not just for Christmas
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      This hangs in my kitchen/dining area and although designed with a nativity scene it is too beautiful to put away after the season. I enjoy it all year long.

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    • Great.
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      Really cute and good workmanship. Adorable and eye catching. Perfect for a child’s room or anywhere actually. Really nice and unique. Thumbs up!

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