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Mirror, 'Children's Joy for Peace' - Fair Trade Folk Art Wood Retablo Mirror from Peru Curate

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Children's Joy for Peace Fair Trade Folk Art Wood Retablo Mirror from Peru

A cheerful piece, this retablo mirror by Alejandro Chavez celebrates childhood... more

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A cheerful piece, this retablo mirror by Alejandro Chavez celebrates childhood days. "This retablo is intended as a gift of peace," explains Chavez. "It is filled with the children's happiness as they play in carefree delight. I tried to capture their tender expressions as their games express love of life while the doves symbolize freedom."

  • 0.54 kgs
  • 1.2 lbs
  • Frame: 28 cm H x 22 cm W x 3.5 cm D
  • Frame: 11" H x 8.75" W x 1.4" D
  • Mirror: 9 cm W x 14 cm H
  • Mirror: 3.5" W x 5.5" H

  • Plywood and ceramic
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
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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.

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.

One year away from his 50th birthday Alejandro and his wife adopted a son and a daughter (Jose & 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.

Unable to have children, the couple decided to adopt two children from their hometown. Their daughter Carol now has a child and the two of them live live with Alejandro and his wife.

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10/13/2016

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"Adorable!"

Got this for my daughter's bedroom, and is just great. The detailed work applied to each figure makes this mirror adorable.

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  • Wall Mirror

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Daughter
  • Occasion: birthday

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03/21/2017

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"Joyful, soulful are"

I was very pleased when this arrived. The retablo is as beautiful as the picture in the catalog. and has taken pride of place on my wall. I will certainly be buying more from this artist in the future.

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Peruvian folk art retablos
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  • personal altars, wall decoration, art display

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08/09/2017

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"Lovely Mirror"

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Alejandro Chavez

Meet the Artist
Alejandro Chavez

Traditional Andean retablos

Andes
33 artist reviews

33 Testimonials for Alejandro Chavez

I have ordered several items from this artist; his retablos are out of this world beautiful!

Joan

Dear Alejandro Chavez, I look look look at my nativity scene. It is magical with the night sky and stars and all of the Christmas mystery wrapped in the dark blue box. I feel like a child when I enter it. Thank you so much, Joan winchell

Michele

Maryland United States

 
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