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Artisan Crafted Reverse Painted Glass Jewelry Boxes (Pair), "Sapphire"

byAsunta Pelaez: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (131)
Centering floral tendrils on a soft rose background, a single blue stone hints... more

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Centering floral tendrils on a soft rose background, a single blue stone hints at untold riches. Asunta Pelaez paints the intricate motifs by hand on the reverse side of glass, giving them a colorful clarity. A traditional Cajamarca handicraft, the panes adorn a set of two gilded wood coffers.

  • 0.76 kgs
  • 1.7 lbs
  • 6.5 cm H x 22.5 cm W x 11 cm D
  • 2.6" H x 8.75" W x 4.3" D
  • 5 cm H x 19 cm W x 10 cm D
  • 2" H x 7.5" W x 3.9" D

  • Reverse painted glass, MDF
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

Reviews by Customers

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131

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06/20/2016

"Sapphire Boxes"

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In the picture they look great...But in real life I have no idea what they look like because I have yet to receive them. Of course I just ordered them about a week ago. They are on their way. Thanks Asunta Pelaez I'm sure my wife will love them. a 45th aniversary gift.

Purchased Item:

Sapphire, Artisan Crafted Reverse Painted Glass Jewelry Boxes (Pair)

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Verified Reviewer

10/28/2020

"Just Beautiful!"

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Perfect treasure boxes!

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Verified Reviewer

10/20/2020

"gorgeous!!"

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The box arrived well-padded to avoid breakage. The colours are so beautiful. My sister loved the designs on the box. She was very pleased to have received such a special and unique birthday gift!! Thank you very much!!

Best Uses

  • for my sister's jewelry

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Verified Reviewer

10/11/2020

"very beautiful"

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Beautiful mirror, excellent handcraft, you can see the person has very much attention to all details! Arrived very well packed despite all the road it had to do! Thank you!

Purchased Item:

White Star, Reverse Painted Glass Wood Mirror from Peru

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10/01/2020

"Beautiful mirror"

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Love this mirror, it is made very well! Asunta Palaez is very talented!

Purchased Item:

Garden of Gold, Reverse Painted Glass Wall Mirror

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Verified Reviewer

10/01/2020

"Lovely gift!"

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This is the second mirror that I have purchased from the very talented Asunta Palaez. It was given to my neice for a birthday gift & she loved it!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

In 2016, Asunta was diagnosed with a serious throat disease. She has no health insurance and uses her earnings from NOVICA to fund her treatments. She also has a husband and her workers who depend on her. Through all this, she has shown such perseverance and strength and continues to work hard and balance her responsibilities.

Asunta uses the traditional Peruvian technique of reverse-painted glass. Brought to Peru during the colonial period, every detail is done by hand, requiring great skill and patience. She teaches the technique to others through her workshop and hopes they will continue to practice and pass down the traditional technique to keep it alive for future generations.

Asunta's sales have increased more than threefold since she joined Novica. When Asunta first started out, she had a small workshop with two part-time assistants. Now she is able to rent a larger space close to her home and provide work for more people.

Asunta Pelaez has received 8 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1800 and the most recent for $2850. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood, paint and lacquer for production.

In addition to the artisans she employs full time, Asunta works with one temporary artisan — another NOVICA artisan who helps Asunta with the most physically demanding parts of her work because of her illness.

This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.

Asunta's sales are critical to supporting herself, her elder husband and her workers along with their families. Her personal health situation makes each sale that much more important.

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

 
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