Keepers of the Arts - Peruvian Sculpture Gifts
The craftsman ship of the Chimu Dog I ordered is excellent. The detail and skill put into creating the piece is a true testament of the artist.
I bought the first one for myself as a confirmation gift because one of our Deacons, in a class for new Catholics, said every Catholic home must have a few things - one of them was a statue or photo or painting, etc., of our Blessed Mother Mary. I bought the second for a woman in my Bible study, who is from Peru and just moved into a new home. I bought the third one for my sister, because when she saw a photo of mine, she fell in love with it - not for the religious appeal, but from a folk art perspective - and after looking at many online, I can't agree more. I watched the video of how the artisan makes the retablo and it added even greater value to it. I simply love them. I love the scene behind Mary - the high mountains, and the flowers, in a wooden box with doors. I mounted mine on a wall in my home office and see it from where I sit. I'm buying the next one as a thank you gift for a close friend who I will be visiting in a few weeks.
"Believe it or not, some archeologists have been fooled by my work! That's because of the aging process I use with my pieces."
Handcrafted Religious Retablo Diorama Andean Folk Art, "Scenes from My Land"
Unique Wood Retablo Folk Art Mask Theme Sculpture, "Mask Collection"
Hand Crafted Peruvian Archaeological Ceramic Dog Sculpture, "Chimu Dog"
Handcrafted Ceramic Inca Replica Sculpture, "Little Llama"