Peruvian Folk Art(129 items)
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It is a beautiful cushion cover! One drawback is that, some of the flowers are glued instead of sewed to the cover, and will drop after a few days use. I need to sew them back.
Cant wait to share with others
For past two years have hosted a Nativity Open House with depictions from many countries/cultures. I especially like the cultural reference of the hat shop below. Just as many of us learn the story of room made for the Holy Family in the animals shelter, this shows room made for the birth and adoration of Jesus where a family makes their livelihood.
Precious cosmetic case -
Such a cheerful and artistically crafted cosmetic case that could be used for a great number of things, including decor.
Alejandro Chavez Traditional Andean retablos
"Over the years, I perfected my abilities and became a master retablo craftsman. In some, I depict Biblical scenes and, in others, everyday life in the Andes."
Popular Peruvian Folk Art
Embroidered Multicolor Cotton Blend Coin Purse from Peru, "Andean Sunrise"
Peruvian villagers enjoy a sunrise in the Andes in the hand-embroidered scene on this coin purse. Designed by artisan Balvina Huaytalla, the charming purse is crafted from a colorful cotton blend with a blue and white cotton gingham lining.
Artisan Crafted Fine Mahogany and Cedar Wood Tree Sculpture, "Tree of Life"
"I made this sculpture as a tribute to life," confides John Barrow. "The different colors represent the joy of life, of feeling, and of having hope for the future. Its optimism is contagious." Barrow crafts the sculpture with hand-carved segments of cedar, mahogany and ishpingo woods. He stains the woods with colorful natural dyes.
Handcrafted Christian Theme Christmas Retablo Diorama, "Blue Andean Christmas"
Watching over their tiny son, Mary and Joseph smile as shepherds worship in the blue Andean night. Beneath, an Andean hat shop offers sombreros for sale. Alejandro Chávez portrays the scenes on two levels in three dimensions. This traditional diorama is known as a each figurine is modeled and painted by hand.
Hand Made Religious Wood Retablo Diorama Andean Folk Art, "Cross of Lamentation"
After Christ's death on the cross, the image itself came to be venerated as one of the most important Christian symbols. Alejandro Chávez shows an empty cross, graced with a portrait of Jesus. Ladders reach to beams where (offerings) have been placed. Figures in traditional Andean dress kneel below the cross, their eyes lifted in devout prayer. Known as a this traditional diorama is housed in a colorful chest crafted of wood and painted. Chávez carefully models each figure from ceramic plaster and paints them by hand; the retablo receives an antique finish.