Handmade Reverse Painted Marigold Glass Mirror (Peru) - Yellow

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Handmade Reverse Painted Marigold Glass Mirror (Peru) - Yellow

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Like a marigold that opens its petals to the sun's warm rays, this mirror reflects beauty in a dazzling way. Asunta Pelaez crafts the frame by hand with traditional painted glass techniques that are unique to Peru's Cajamarca region. Delicately painted, the floral motifs feature golden accents and an antique finish.


Product Features:

  • Frame: 19.75" H x 19.75" W x 1" D
  • Mirror: 10.5" W x 10.5" H
  • Weight: 3.9 lbs
  • Colors: Yellow, Brown
  • Shape: Round
  • Pattern: Floral
  • Materials: Reverse painted glass, MDF
  • Made in Peru








Story Behind the Art:

A dream is a wish your heart makes. It doesn't come true through magic. It requires determination and hard work. My passion for art comes from the depths of my heart. It's in my DNA. From childhood, I attended all the drawing and painting classes at school. I spent many hours there and I learned well. Once I had mastered the paintbrush and colors, I loved to set my creativity free. I really enjoyed my art classes. My time was spent in school, in art workshops and at home. A short time later, disaster stuck. I lost my parents when I was still a girl and it was devastating to me. We five children stayed with our aunt and uncle, and other close relatives helped look after us. We eventually moved to Lima where we tried to go on with our lives. Our goal was to become the best we could be and overcome life's obstacles in memory of our parents. In Lima, I began studying accounting while visiting workshops and helping my aunt and uncle. At school there, I met the man who would become my husband, my best friend and life teacher. He courted me through his art. He taught me what he knew about reverse painted glass and suggested I collaborate in his workshop. When I went to his workshop, I hadn't the slightest idea of what would happen or is my work would be good enough. But I thought back in time and remembered how I was good at drawing and painting. Then I felt more secure and was happy to learn this traditional Andean art form with techniques that have been handed down over generations. I fell in love with this beautiful work and the lovely designs we're able to create. I was really impressed. Since then, I've spent my whole life doing what I love most. Reverse painted glass isn't only my work. It's become a way of life. I strive to do even better by studying every detail and to become a master artisan so I can be the best I can be, together with my family. I originally began to learn thanks to the influence of my husband's family. But over time, we've unified our abilities and work. Little by little, I learned to design and paint. It's so satisfying to be able to dedicate myself fulltime to what I enjoy most. I follow a meticulous process, carefully shaping the wood to give it a pleasing form. This whole process demands incredible patience and attention to detail. The motifs are painted by hand on the reverse side of glass panes, which are inlaid onto the mirror frames, trays and decorative boxes. My designs are inspired by nature, and by typical scenes from my town and region. I feel very proud of the works that I create, and I look forward to sharing them with more and more people around the world. Novica has brought about a great change in my life, economically, of course, and personally as well, because I really value their recognition of my work. They make me feel good about myself, and encourage me to keep moving ahead. Shoppers post testimonials saying how happy they are with my designs and how wonderful they find my work.


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Country of Origin: Peru

Specifications

Item #
10688152
Dimensions
1.0 In. X 19.75 In. X 19.75 In.
Mirror Size
Medium (15''-32'' high)
Frame Color
Brown, Gold, Multi
Mirror Shape
Round
Frame Material
Glass, Wood
Commercial
Yes
Frame Finish
Antique
Type
Accent, Wall Mirror
Mount Type
Wall Mounted
Orientation
Vertical
Product Features
Handmade
Worldstock
Worldstock
Style
Country, Traditional
Model Number
95977

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