Green Mirrors(37 items)
Welcome to the Green Mirror Collection at NOVICA.
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Different types of mirrors require different cleaning techniques. Gilded mirrors, for example especially vintage pieces may oxidize with the use of cleaning products or water, so it is best to simply and lightly dust their frame with a clean, soft cloth or brush. Most other styles have a frame that can be cleaned with a paper towel or soft, damp cloth. Glass and mirror cleaner is okay for the mirror itself, but we recommend spraying it onto the cloth first and not directly onto the mirror, as dripping chemicals stuck in the frame may cause damage over time. Be sure to dry the mirror when you are finished cleaning by wiping away any leftover moisture or cleaners.A well-ventilated area assists in keeping the mirror dry, and we recommend hanging your mirror in an area where it can be admired without the risk of nicks, wall leaks, or other issues.
Absolutely! Depending on the styles that suit your design needs, our mirrors are versatile, fun, and can be placed in a variety of spaces. You might even want two mirrors on perpendicular walls for greater perspective. Handcrafted mirrors show a natural diversity and uniqueness, so there is truly something for everyone.
There are a few simple ways to tell if your mirror is handmade. If you look closely, youll notice unique lines, markings, or painted stylized details that indicate that it is a one-of-a-kind piece. Mirrors made of wood typically display distinctive and intricate engraving, while painted mirrors often reveal unique brushstrokes, colors, and designs. Shapes and sizes of a particular motif may vary slightly, as no two handcrafted mirrors are exactly identical. This makes them all the more special.
A classic Mexican folk art is embossed tin, and this is often employed in mirror frames. In Thailand, the lavish lai rot nam technique ornate gilded motifs on smooth black lacquer has been used for more than 400 years. Balinese woodcarvers use their legendary skills to handcraft mirrors whose frames often depict the island's exuberant flora and fauna.The technique of reverse-painted glass is believed to have originated around 4 AD in Egypt, and arrived in Italy by the 13th century. In the 16th century, Italian and Spanish artisans were migrating to Peru, bringing the technique with them. Motifs are painted by hand on the reverse side of glass panes. These are inlaid into a wooden frame, achieving a wonderful clarity of colors.In addition, beautiful Peruvian baroque wall mirrors are handcrafted in the Andes. They are carved by hand and covered with aluminum or bronze leaf before they receive an aged patina. See how theyre made here: https://bit.ly/3r3DxTp
As with most handicrafts, the materials at hand are the ones most often used. Woods of all kinds with sleek surfaces to show off the grain, or carved by hand, or embellished with applications. Glass panes, gilt, natural fibers or fabrics are also perfect for mirrors, as are tooled leather or metal repousse, ceramic tiles, stone, resin or papier mache. Artisans the world over discover unique materials to craft innovative and attractive mirrors.
Wall mirrors and hand mirrors are perfect for artisans, as are tabletop mirrors. In fact, any mirror with a frame invites an infinity of creative designs and techniques.
Featured Reviews on Green Mirrors
These three decor mirrors are so beautiful and unique, they make a wonderful decor addition to my guest bedroom.
Love love love this mirror! Smaller than I thought but really love how detailed it is. Very happy with this purchase.
Angel Franco Bronze and copper art
"What I want to transmit is everything that ancient Peruvian cultures left for the world – I want everyone to know these great artisans and their creations."
"I married very young so I had to start working on my own. I kept all this from my family and, when they found out... read more
Popular Green Mirrors
Unique Glass Butterfly Mirror in Limpet Shell Green, "Green Summer Garden"$39.99
Summer dragonflies alight in a garden of green and blue, beautifully depicted by Peruvian master Gelacio Girón. This exquisite wall mirror is crafted in the time-honored tradition of Cajamarca. The artisan paints the motifs on the reverse side of glass, achieving a jewel-like clarity of color. Golden color adorns the borders.
Floral Reverse-Painted Glass Wall Mirror, "Birdsong in Blue and Green"$79.99
Birds sing happily on flowering branches in this gorgeous wall mirror from Felipe Giron in Peru. He works in the time-honored art of reverse-painted glass, whereby the motifs are carefully painted on the backs of glass panes before being set in the wooden frame. The small mirror makes a distinctive addition to a hall or entryway.
Fair Trade Reverse Painted Glass Wall Mirror from Peru, "Colorful Reflection"$79.99
Peru's Guido Espinoza creates this rectangular wall mirror, crafted of wood with ridged patterns. Colorful hand-painted motifs decorate the mirror's frame for a distinctive and elegant example of Andean reverse-painted glass.
Round Wall Mirror with Reverse Painted Glass Accents, "Colonial Emerald"$89.99
Inspired by the colonial art styles of the "Cuzco School", artisan Gliseria Soto crafts an impressive wall mirror. The frame is carved by hand from cedar wood and embellished with bronze leaf. Preserving a time-honored technique, Soto adds small panels of reverse-painted glass with floral motifs to the frame. The result is stunning.