Handmade Painted Plywood 'Bethlehem in Lucanas' Retablo Diorama Nativity Scene (Peru)

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ITEM#: 19417304

This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

This colorful handcrafted 'retablo' opens to reveal a nativity scene. Alejandro Chavez creates this beautiful diorama, with a wood box and figures of ceramic plaster that are painted by hand.

Product Features:
  • Worldstock Country: Peru
  • Colors: Grey, yellow, red, blue, brown
  • Materials: Plywood, ceramic
  • Care instructions: Clean with a dry cloth
  • Signed by the artist
  • Dimensions: 6 inches high x 5.5 inches wide x 2.2 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.

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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.


Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days.

  • Worldstock Country: Peru
  • Product Features: Handmade
  • Material: Ceramic, Wood
  • Season or Holiday: All Seasons
  • Color: Blue, Red, Yellow, Brown


Material Ceramic, Wood
Season or Holiday All Seasons
Color Blue, Brown, Red, Yellow
Product Features Handmade
Worldstock Worldstock
Dimensions 6 inches high x 5.5 inches wide x 2.2 inches deep
Model Number 73989
Country of Origin Peru

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