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Brown Floral Reverse-Painted Glass Wall Mirror from Peru, "Caramel Colonial Wreath"

Expert in the Peruvian art of reverse painted glass, Asunta Pelaez creates a... more

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Expert in the Peruvian art of reverse painted glass, Asunta Pelaez creates a wall mirror of antiqued elegance. She hand-paints the mirror frame with floral motifs, creating a weathered illusion accentuated by aged golden and caramel hues.

  • 0.32 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • Frame: 25 cm H x 20 cm W x 1.5 cm D
  • Frame: 9.75" H x 7.75" W x 0.6" D
  • Mirror: 9 cm W x 12.5 cm H
  • Mirror: 3.5" W x 4.9" H

  • Glass MDF
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
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Karen

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11/05/2022

"Beautiful!"

This is so beautifully painted! I love the design and the handles are just the right size to easily carry the tray.

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Shareen

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09/06/2022

"Gorgeous"

I bought another beautiful mirror From Asunta a year ago. It s so beautiful that I wanted to gift it to my friends for their new home. This mirror is beyond beautiful and they really love it. Thank you so much for such a gorgeous treasure!!!

Purchased Item:

Golden Rays, Unique Reverse Painted Glass Mirror from Peru

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  • This was a gift for: Friend
  • Occasion: housewarming

Mary

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07/08/2022

"Perfect fit!"

Beautiful tables, well made, just the right size and they add that bit of something special to our room!

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M aria

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06/28/2022

"Beautiful!"

This was an 18th birthday present for my great-granddaughter. It is beautiful, with great workmanship. I know my great-granddaughter will treasure it, she will love it!!!

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  • This was a gift for: great-granddaughter
  • Occasion: birthday

Mike

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06/25/2022

"Nice piece"

Absolutely Beautiful!!!

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Nick

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06/24/2022

"a perfect present"

beautifully made and every bit as lovely as it appeared in the photographs

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  • This was a gift for: Friend
  • Occasion: birthday

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Confronting Adversity

Confronting Adversity

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.

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

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.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

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.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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.

Job Creator

Job Creator

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.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

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.

Profound Impact

Profound Impact

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.

Empowering Women

Empowering Women

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

 
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