Keepers of the Arts - Peruvian Sculpture Wood Gifts
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.
I haven't taken it all out the box, I don't want any parts to go missing. But from what I did see it is so beautiful. I can't hardly wait for his B-day to give it to my Husband. He will be retiring soon (I hope) he has been talking about building a miniature suburb/town, he has a train set he has had since he was a kid. He has been collecting miniature homes and people. I thought this would be a great addition for his project. I've also bought him a fairy house (made from a Gourd) so I thought this would also look great. I think I got a great deal. The craftsmanship is so right on! Thanks!
"In every one of my creations I hope you will be able to recognize my great love for this art form."