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Collectible Reverse Painted Glass Handmade Mirror, "Golden Star"

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The colorful art of Cajamarca finds expression in this wall mirror, hand-painted... more

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The colorful art of Cajamarca finds expression in this wall mirror, hand-painted with elaborate detail by Asunta Pelaez. The looking glass is surrounded by reverse painted glass panels beaming with golden light like the brightest star in the Peruvian firmament.

  • 1.49 kgs
  • 3.3 lbs
  • Frame: 44 cm H x 44 cm W x 2 cm D
  • Frame: 17.25" H x 17.25" W x 0.8" D
  • Mirror: 23 cm W x 23 cm H
  • Mirror: 9" W x 9" H

  • 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
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11/04/2016

"Wonderfull!!!"

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I love that Mirror. Thank you very much I decorate my livingroom wall. Congratulations for your job, I love it

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Golden Star, Collectible Reverse Painted Glass Handmade Mirror

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12/29/2018

"This will always have pride of place in my home"

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Beautifully painted and crafted

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Golden Star, Collectible Reverse Painted Glass Handmade Mirror

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05/01/2021

"Ivory Winter Buttelies"

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It is really nice and beautiful gift

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04/21/2021

"Exquisite"

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My Peruvian grandmother had a mirror very similar to this hanging in her entryway for decades. This is such a beautiful piece of craftsmanship that makes my home feel a bit more homey and the colors are gorgeous. Shipping was quick and the piece was carefully wrapped to ensure no damage. Im so glad that I was able to find this instead of having to track down a similar mirror on a trip to Peru!

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04/17/2021

"Beautiful"

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I gave two away and kept one for myself - and it was SO tempting to keep them all. The detail is impressive and the color combination is striking. My friends and I are quite happy with this purchase.

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04/15/2021

"Beautifully painted, perfectly made"

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Beautifully painted, perfectly made little table. The reverse glass painting is detailed, yet clear and striking. It brightens a dark corner in my bedroom and I enjoy it every time I see it. Very easy to assemble.

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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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