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ITEM#: 13265912This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Peru's Alejandro Chavez creates the handcrafted retablos of Ayacucho. Made of plywood and ceramics, this handcrafted diorama makes a wonderful Christmas accent piece.
- Nativity scene on four levels
- Housed in a blue chest
- Ceramic figurines are shaped and painted by hand
- Signed by the artist
- Measures 11.4 inches high x 3.3 inches wide x 1.8 inches deep when open
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.
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|Season or Holiday||All Seasons, Christmas|
|Dimensions||11.4 inches H x 84 mm W x 46 mm D|
|Country of Origin||Peru|
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A great annual tradition with this easy store nativity.Read More
Love the details of this Nativity. The colors are so vibrant, I love it!Read More
I was disappointed to find that the pieces were glued into the box. Also they are made of plaster clumsily painted.Read More
Amazingly beautiful. These pieces are so pretty and of course people are always drawn to this set and remark about the craftsmanship.Read More
Very well made. I love the craftsmanship. Very unique. The colors are very true to the picture. I owe several pieces from the same author. They all are beautiful.Read More
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