Reverse Painted Glass Serving Tray, 'Crimson Garden'
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"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."
Asunta Pelaez Ramos is featured in Keepers of the Arts, a beautiful hardcover book available through Novica. Her art works have also been featured in Faith and Family magazine.
"I have been dedicated to this art form since I was 17 years old. I originally started learning through the influence of my husband's family. In time we united our skills and labor. Little by little, I learned to design and paint. I realized that the more I practiced, the more this craft won me over, offering me tremendous gratification. Now I consider it a way of life, dedicating myself full-time.
"I create many kinds of beautiful mirrors, coasters, boxes and trays. My tools consist of simple brushes, hammers, nails and glue. For the designs and illustrations, I use India ink to produce the finer details and outlines. Finally for colors I use tempera paints and purpurina, or gilt.
"I follow a meticulous process, carefully shaping the wood to give it a pleasing form. Later, for my mirrors, I cut the glass and outline my intended design on the surface with India ink. Next, I fill the outline with beautiful Cajamarca patterns using paints and gilt. To finish, I glue the glass to the wood and apply a rich golden paint to the borders of the frame. This whole process demands incredible patience and attention to detail.
"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."
2008 update from Asunta Pelaez:
"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. The testimonials my customers post make me happy. In my humble opinion, it seems like foreigners appreciate our handicrafts more than we Peruvians do. This kind of work won't make anyone rich, and making a living through art isn't easy, but, thanks to Novica, I can live without worries because I know I'll always have work. My workshop now provides employment to five fulltime helpers. When I receive large orders, as many as 17 people join me. Thanks to Novica, I can offer work to these people, including women with limited economic resources. This makes me feel useful. My income has doubled since I joined Novica. For me, Novica is something very special. People are surprised when I tell them I can't attend to their order requests, that I have too much work to do for my business. I talk about Novica as though it were my own business, and let other things go. For me, Novica comes first."
Beautiful mirror. Nice and very detailed work.
Thank you so much for the beautiful mirrors. The workmanship is incredible. They are exactly as described and pictured. The packaging was wonderful too! I am very happy with my purchase.
The set of three handpainted mirrors is beautifully painted with intricate designs, and is a wonderful accent to my dining room! I was going to hang them on the wall, but instead, arranged them on top of a table runner on the dining room table, to better display them. I have gotten very postive comments from guests about them.
Thank you so much for making the decorative box. I love it. It is so beautiful and the colors are so rich. I pick it up almost every day and just caress it with my hands knowing that your hands have put so much effort and talent into it.
Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful mirror. The workmanship is extraordinary and the quality is exceptional.
The tray that I received is beautiful. It was packaged like a gift and I will truly enjoy it.
The mirror I just received came in perfect condition and is absolutely beautiful
While Christmas shopping I made my first purchase at Novica and bought a large mirror and a set of three mirrors. I ended up keeping the large mirror for myself and gave the set of 3 to my mother, she loved them as much as I did, there is so much detail and even the edges of the inner circle have mirror on them, I put the mirror right next to my front door, and I always receive compliments on it. I only wish that it was signed by the artist on the back. Note: packaging is excellent, I really doubt any have been returned because of breakage.
I am thrilled by the gorgeous hand painted mirror created by Asunta Pelaez Ramos. It is stunning on the wall of my living room. I love it! Thank you!
I am enjoying the beautiful ""Green Garden""Cajamarca tray. Lovely work -- thank you!
Absolutely exquisite work.
I just received a set of 3 mirrors called Midday and Midnight. They arrived in excellet condition. I had my fears. They are beautiful. The colors and detail are just wonderful. This woman is a true artist of her craft. I had planned to give them as gifts, but I have to keep one for my self, now the hard part is which one, the blue the green or the white and gold. Thank you so much. Della
I just recently received the Cajamarcan mirrors made by Asunta Pelaez Ramos and I was very pleased with the careful and ingenious packing. She even packed me a small pin - a peruvian couple - to wear. The mirrors looked just like they did on your website. Nicely crafted! I can't wait to hang them up. Your website and chosen artists are an invaluable addition to the global aritstic marketplace. Keep it up!!
Querída Señora, No tengo palabras para expresarle cuanto me gusto el espejo 'Colonial' que usted diseño. Esta ahora colgado en la pared de mis casa en Saint Paul, Minnesota, Estados Unidos, cada persona que lo ha visto dice que este es extremadamente unico y bello. Yo tengo amigos en Perú, entonces para mi es especial encontrar el mas bello espejo hecho por algúien de Cajamarca. Gracias de nuevo y que Diós la bendiga. Bill Parker
I just received the ""Daimond Garden"" mirror by Asunta Pelaez Ramos and couldn't be happier with it. I was a bit concerned that the gold in it would be too bright and brassy, but it's a beautifully mellow, almost antique gold. The servive from Novica was outstanding; I had several emails from them to update me on the status of my order, which was delivered earlier than promised. The small man and woman pinned to the package was the icing on the cake; my preschool daughter was thrilled that the package had something for her and has aksed for her own mirror! I'll be back, for sure!
The mirror painted by Asunta Pelaez Ramos is perfect! It adds just the right touch to our livingroom. May God bless her efforts.
We bought a set of painted mirrors from Asunta Ramos. The mirrors are beautiful and special works of art. They were very affordable. The mirrors add charm and light to our traditional living room.
I just love the reverse painted mirrors I received. They are really beautiful and very detailed. They will look wonderful in my home.
My mirror arrived beautifully packaged and was even more lovely than the picture. Her work is absolutely wonderful!
Thank you for the lovely art that is now displaying beauty in our home. You have such a delicate touch with your brush. The mirrors are a unique art form. We plan to purchase additional items for the family at Christmas. Gracias Senora,
I have just received Ms. Ramos' ""Golden Garden"" mirror. it is stunning, in perfect condition, and everything I had hoped it would be. In addition, and equally as important, the mirror was wrapped to perfection inside and out....and THAT is exceptional! Thank you! The mirror shall hang in my office ""gallery"" with fond memories of the order and delivery.
Queen Creek, AZ USA
Gorgeous mirrors and shipped so quickly. Thank you so much for a wonderful product.
The mirror I ordered was absolutely beautiful!
received the mirror,it is absolutely beautiful. the workmanship is lovely and it has made a very fine gift. thankyou so much
The mirror is beautiful. It arrived in a pretty package too! Thank you.
Dear Sra. Ramos, My husband and I want to thank you for creating such a beautiful mirror (Red Star). We have it displayed at our front entry and enjoy it every time we enter or exit our home. The careful packaging and special touches of the postcard and the handmade colorful pin touched my heart. I plan to wear the pin to work and spread the word. Many blessings to you and your family. And to the Novica.com staff, I've only experienced excellent customer service-so rare; I am looking forward in receiving my second item from Ghana (and hopefully in the future many other delightful items). I'm spreading the word. Thank you, Mary
I've purchased reverse-painted mirrors from Peru before, but the marigold design from Asunta Pelaez Ramos is by far the most beautiful I've seen. The picture doesn't begin to do justice to the colors and detailing of this exquisite item. I love it and am so pleased to display it in my home...thanks!
We were eagerly looking forward for our Novica purchase of mirrors. The packaging of mirrors were outstanding. I have no words but to thank and appreciate Asunta Pelaez Ramos. We love the designs, colors used in our mirrors and the details perfected in it. We hope to enjoy our mirrors for many many years. Thanks to Novica too for bringing this product and artist to the market.
They love it! They love it! They looooooove your MARIGOLD MIRROR!!! I gave the mirror as a gift for their wedding. Thank you my dear wonderful artist ""Asunta Pelaez Ramos"", we cannot thank you enough for creating wonderful arts for the world! NOVICA! Great Job! Big Thanks to you too! May God bless our art world - Amen!
I purchased 'Golden Star' and it is the most beautiful piece of wall art I own, not to mention, that it is my favorite! Asunta's details are remarkable. I am so impressed with her work. Thank you, Asunta.
I ordered a crimson floral mirror. It was impeccable. I was amazed at the excellent protective packing. Great work!!
I Love the cajamarquena mirror that i purchased! Not only is it beautiful, but it helps me feel more connected to my mother's homeland. ! Gracias!
Easthampton, MA USA
i received the 3 mirror set. The packing was better than any product I have ever received. The workmanship was fabulous.The beauty and originality is great. Thank you, Ms. Pelaez. I'll be back.
The Butterscotch Blooms tray is absolutely beautiful. I gave it to my mother, who is very hard to please, and she said several times that it was the best gift anyone ever gave her. Thank you for a lovely piece of art!
It's hard to find the words for Asunta Pelaez' amazing talent, but one that comes to mind is ""magical""! My first mirror - ""Floral Crimson"" - arrived and to my amazement was even more beautiful than the pictures. I hope to buy more in the future. Ms. Pelaez, please continue your work - you have a gift I've seen in no other artist.
at HARPERS Spring Texas
Dear Asunta your beautiful hand painted mirrors are a wonderful edition to our new shop at HARPERS fabulous finds in Old Town Spring Texas. The warm and vibrant colors are just perfect in todays decor. Thank you!
Dear Asunta, Thank you so much for the lovely Mirror you created.The painting and colors on it are exquisite. It now graces our bedroom wall between two brass sconces s. The ""Jade Lace"" is a work of art that will become a family heirloom my daughter will treasure also.
The beautiful ""Bluebells in Snow' mirror arrived in wonderful packaging. To my pleasant surprise it was a three dimensional mirror and I just loved it!! Thanks for such a well-done product. I will be ordering again. Asunta, do you ever do this style of mirror painting and feature people or scenery? You have a buyer here if one ever shows up on Novica\ under your name. Thanks again!!
Colton, Oregon, U.S.A.
Hello, I just received the 'Garden of Love' mirror and also the 'Autumn Magic' jewelry box, and was very very happy with both items....I can't stop looking at them!! Thankyou so much....will certainly be collecting more of Asunta Pelaez's work! Jessica
Asunta made me the Scarlet Spring mirror. I baited in anticipation after reading all the raving reviews. Well as stated this website is over the top. They informed me of everything i need to know by e-mail quicker than any other website i have ever ordered from. All the testimonials you have read before mine are absolutely true and i am so very happy i stumbled upon this website and Asunta's work of art is impeccable and extraordinary . Thank you Asunta Pelaez. I am sorry it took so long for me to post my testimonial. I ill definitely order again from you.
I just received the set of three small mirrors and they are very lovely...just what I was hoping for and in excellent condition. The design is nicely detailed and pretty but not overpowering. The actual mirrors themselves seem to be of good quality. They are also a nice size for a small area which was a big consideration for me. I was planning to give two as gifts but now I can't decide which one to keep for myself, so that is the only drawback. A very good value.
my mirrors arrived yesterday, beautifully packaged. they are really lovely pieces that i feel very lucky to hang on my walls. thank you so much asunta, and thank you andes for the very efficient service.
Oklahoma City OK USA
I ordered the mirror ""Dance of Flowers"" and it is as lovely as it appears in the photo. Arrived in perfect condition. It was a lighter weight than I expected but that made it easy to hang on the wall.
BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA.
I am giving this as a present, and I am so sorry. I would like to keep it for myself...it is just beautiful. The recipient is going to love this, I am very thrilled to be giving it to her. Something unique and beautiful. Thank you.
Hello, We received Cajamarca frost and Cajamarca warmth mirrors last week. They are gorgeous and we feel so good about these two mirrors. Artist has done excellent work. Don't have enough words to praise the artist on these beautiful pieces. I am so proud to display these in my home. Also they arrived without a chip, packing was perfectly done. Thanks so much
My husband and I love the mirror ""Romance"". We are very happy to have discovered your beautiful artwork. Thank you!
Truly outstanding work. So far I have purchased the ""Red, White, and Blue"" set of boxes as well as one of the trays. All of the items are as beautiful, if not more so, than the photographs. The packaging is excellent. Short of a stray elephant stepping on it, I don't think you could break the shipped items. I plan on purchasing more items in the future. I have one of her trays on my wishlist and I have my eye on a mirror that will be perfect in a decorating scheme I have in mind. So thank you, Asunta, for your beautiful works of art and your attention to detail and to quality.
Have you ever ordered a gift then when it arrives you wish you had ordered it for yourself? Well, that was my exact feeling when the beautiful tray arrived. My husband helped me unpack it and when we say it he said ""Wow, is that ours?"" But, I am still giving it to a friend for Christmas. The picture on the web site doesn't do this tray justice. I have also ordered the set of boxes called Red, White and Blue. They, too, are very lovely and I think the recipient will like them a lot. The packing is unbelievable. You could just about drive a truck over it and not worry. It is that well packed for travel. Don't hesitate to order anything from Ms. Pelaez.. The artistic designs are lovely and her craftsmanship is excellent. I certainly intend to order again....maybe after Christmas if Santa didn't read my list. Merry Christmas Asunta and I wish you a prosperous and happy 2012. Connie
I just received the mirror painted by Asunta Pelaez and it is beautiful. The first mirror was broken during transit. I was so disappointed; however, the Novica representative responded quickly...asked for an electronic picture of the crack and ordered a new mirror right away, even before I had returned the damaged mirror. I shipped the damaged mirror back at no charge and have now received a beautiful mirror for my foyer. Thank you so much. Please let the artist know I really love her work. By the way - the mirror was really well-packed. Someone must have really mistreated it during transit...but it came a LONG way! Best regards~Terri S.
Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, USA
I try to do all my Christmas shopping (or most) on Novica website...and I have never disappointed my family with gifts. I purchased three of Asunta's mirrors for gifts one Christmas and each of my children who received one loved it! They are high quality, beautiful, unique gifts that now hang in their homes, along with the wonderful story of Novica! Thanks to all the artisans who share their gifts with the world! Jeanne Kerwin
Muchas gracias Asunta. Hermoso el joyero, es una obra de arte! Thank you!!!
Ms. Pelaez's mirror arrived speedily and safely. It is a beautiful work and already cherished.
Asunta: Su arte es inspirado e inspirador. Tengo su espejo en un lugar prominente de mi sala, y todo el que lo ve tiene palabras de elogio. Con toda seguridad seguiré comprando sus piezas.
Una auténtica belleza. Mucho más bonito que visto en la fotografía. Excelentemente bien trabajado. ¡Y ha llegado rapidísimo y sin problemas!
I ordered Midday-Midnight pictures, I absolutely love them, they are so different than anything I have, I've even hung them in the order shown on the web-site. Thank you Asunta, you are a true artist. Mona in Minnesota
Cedar mirror, 'Flowers on Gold', is absolutely stunning! So intricate and beautifully detailed. A wonderful addition to my guest bath, it looks fantastic on the wall. I will be ordering again!!
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