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Maria Estela Perlera de Portillo

Maria Estela Perlera de Portillo

Hand-painted wood boxes and decor in Central America

"Sadly, in 1999, my husband died. It was very difficult for the whole family, and I had to make a decision to continue with our artisan workshop. It wasn't easy."

"I was born in 1965 in the Department of Chalatenango in El Salvador. I spent my childhood with my mother and six brothers and sisters in a beautiful natural setting. We had such good times playing... read more

29 items by Maria Estela Perlera de Portillo

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Barbara

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12/27/2021

"Gorgeous!!!"

It is even more beautiful than in the online photo and in the catalog! The light to dark woods are combined beautifully and the amount of work to create this piece is awe-inspiring. Not only do I love it, but I took a photo and emailed it to about 10 people and showed it to half a dozen more today. EVERYONE agreed with me. It was my Christmas present to myself. My family room walls and shelves are showcases for items Ive bought during 50 years of travel as well as items from countries I havent yet visited. This is now my favorite piece of all.

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Kathleen

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12/26/2021

"Never received"

I cant give a review for this product since it was never received by me. It was so disappointing since they received payment for the item.

Purchased Item:

Birds of Flowers, Pair of Handcrafted Bird Wood Wall Art from El Salvador

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Yoshiko

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09/24/2021

"Beautiful piece"

I really like this beautiful cross. The characters represent the artist s country and culture. I can see how she loves it. I m happy to have this piece in my house. Thank you!

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robin

From Tennessee

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06/21/2021

"colorful and meaningful"

This is real art. Very good job.

Purchased Item:

Splendor of Jesus, Handcrafted Religious Wood Wall Cross from El Salvador

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Daniel

From Houston, Texas USA

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05/20/2021

"Beautiful"

Great unique shape and position of this sculpture. Once again, I am very pleased with a purchase i made through Novica.

Purchased Item:

Birth, Life and Love, Hand Painted Wood Nativity Scene Sculpture

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Judith

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02/09/2021

"Focal point in my happy place"

Exquisite workmanship--dynamic rendering of colors on high-quality glossy wood. I have three pieces by this artist.

Best Uses

  • Brightening a room

Purchased Item:

Birds of Flowers, Pair of Handcrafted Bird Wood Wall Art from El Salvador

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