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Collectible Folk Art Wood Retablo Photo Frame (4x6), "Tuna Harvest"

A vibrant ensemble of Peruvian custom, this traditional retablo is transformed... more

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A vibrant ensemble of Peruvian custom, this traditional retablo is transformed into an exceptional picture frame by Alejandro Chávez. Retablos originally featured religious passages and now Chavez uses this art form to showcase Peruvian traditions as in the lower panel he recreates the colorful revelry of an Andean feast. The side panels flanking the photograph depict quotidian scenes and the upper panel stages the collection of the tuna, a fruit of enticing flavor that grows on the prickly pear cactus. Chavez handcrafts this piece from wood and fills it with myriad personages well defined and detailed.

  • 0.81 kgs
  • 1.8 lbs
  • Frame: 22 cm H x 27.5 cm W x 3 cm D
  • Frame: 8.75" H x 10.75" W x 1.2" D
  • Fits photo size: 15 cm W x 10.2 cm H
  • Fits photo size: 6" W x 4" H

  • MDF, ceramic
  • Glass pane included
  • Color(s) may vary slightly
  • Motif(s) may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Peruicon info
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Profound Impact

Profound Impact

Novica sales provide Alejandro's family workshop with a steady cash flow. These sales account for nearly half of their monthly income, helping to ensure their survival. Markets and other seasonal outlets provide supplemental income that contributes to their annual living expenses. In the coming years, Alejandro hopes to grow his workshop and better his family by increasing his Novica sales.

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

At school in Ayacucho, Alejandro began to learn the indigenous art of Andean retableria. Seeking to refine his craft, he apprenticed at the workshop of Angel Castro to learn the secrets of a master retablista. Upon his teacher's death, Alejandro founded his own workshop. There he began to incorporate his wife's modeled figures into his traditional retablos. Today Alejandro's nephews are his apprentices and his family workshop continues to craft their beloved retablos, which recount the culture and traditions of the Andes.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

One year away from his 50th birthday, Alejandro and his wife adopted a son and a daughter (Jose and Carol) from their hometown. Today Alejandro continues to provide for the education of his children and his grandchild, who joined the family in 2018. His daughter Carol is studying accounting and his son Jose is at the police academy.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

Alejandro Chavez has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $800 and the most recent for $1100. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of raw materials such as plaster, ceramic, plywood and paint.

Covering Basic Needs

Covering Basic Needs

This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

 
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