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ITEM#: 15138033This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Surrounded by flowers, the Virgin of Guadalupe is queen of the heavens in this reverent handcrafted retablo. Alejandro Chavez recreates her portrait in a traditional diorama known as a retablo, and each ceramic figurine is crafted and painted by hand.
- Colors: Red, black, blue, yellow, gold
- Materials: Plywood, ceramic
- Signed by the artist
- Open dimensions: 9.5 inches high x 11.5 inches wide x 3.3 inches deep
- Closed dimensions: 9.5 inches high x 5.5 inches wide x 3.5 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.
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.
|Country of Origin||Peru|
|Dimensions||Open: 9.5 inches high x 11.5 inches wide x 3.3 inches deep; Closed: 9.5 inches high x 5.5 inches wide x 3.5 inches deep|
|Country of Origin||Peru|
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This works for my purposes, and I have received several compliments on it...but I do think it is a bit pricey for what it is...Read More
I absolutely love this retablo. It is a work of art!Read More
Very beautiful religious art piece. This is my first retablo and I love every detail, color and the box itself is well made. So beautiful that it made me start a retablo collection. She looks very peaceful and loving. This art piece is a miracle!Read More
Questions & Answers
I love hand made items, they seem so much more special and unique to me. Especially of the Virgen Mary, she is sacred and deserving of a special place to be. The box makes it seems like she is protected inside and the colors are are just brilliant and radiant. I would have ordered one more but it wouldn't let me. I'm going to sacrifice my two items as gifts but I really wanted one too. Hopefully more will be made so that I can purchase one for my own. Have a blessed day and thank you.
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