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Fair Trade Nativity Scene Retablo Wood Sculpture, "Jesus Spoke of Peace"

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Celebrating a joyous occasion, this nativity scene reveals Alejandro Chávez's... more

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Celebrating a joyous occasion, this nativity scene reveals Alejandro Chávez's artistry. Joseph, Mary and the three kings look upon the baby Jesus while the animals kneel in awe. Known as a retablo, this traditional diorama is housed in a colorful chest crafted of wood and painted. Chávez carefully models each figure and paints them by hand.

  • 0.27 kgs
  • 0.6 lbs
  • 14.5 cm H x 15 cm W x 5.5 cm D
  • 5.75" H x 6" W x 2.2" D

  • Ceramic, MDF
  • Signed by the artist
  • Color(s) may vary slightly
  • Motif(s) may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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167

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10/22/2020

"Rustic retablo"

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This was a bit more rustic and chunky than I anticipated (crooked doors, not finely carved or painted), and the colors were not as attractive as pictured. I have come to have very high expectations of Novica products, and this was just average in quality.

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  • Christmas decor

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From Orlando, Florida, USA

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05/05/2020

"Rustic, Simple & Beautiful!"

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This beautiful retablo is not too elaborate. I love the simplicity and the opaque colors. Makes me think of an old cherished heirloom that you could find in your grandmas house, antique shop or an old church. Even though its a Christmas scene, I have it displayed all year round. Why not?

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01/05/2020

"A Perfect Gift!"

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I purchased this as a gift for a friend who collects nativity scenes. He loves it! The carvings and paint work are beautiful! I would purchase again.

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12/25/2019

"Wow!"

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I received this item via FedEx very promptly and when I took it out of the shipping box it was so special already. The wrapping paper was special and there was a tiny figurine attached to the bow. So special I decided to wait until Christmas Eve to open it. The packing absolutely the best. The personal postcard signed by the artist, unbelievable. I have ordered a few things from Novica now and people compliment them all the time. I proudly tell them where its from and recommend the site. This most recent purchase will be with my family forever and it is so special and beautiful. Thank you

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Pam

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12/09/2018

"Love it but it is MUCH smaller than expected!"

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Got this nativity for my son who visited Peru this year. It is really cool but I have to say- it is so small. My fault Im sure for not paying better attention. In the pics it just appears to be bigger. That aside, the colors are vibrant and it has a quaint feeling to it as well. I think hell love it!

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Nativity colorful handmade Peruvian

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11/19/2018

"Part of a Collection"

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Beautiful

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From West Los Angeles

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04/28/2021

"Beautiful!"

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Love this mask piece. Excellent workmanship.

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04/27/2021

"Beautiful!"

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Gorgeous piece! Great craftsmanship!

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04/11/2021

"A beautiful work of art!"

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Love it and was a wonderful addition to my collection.

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04/11/2021

"Beautiful and colorful"

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This mirror is so pretty. I really enjoy looking at it.

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From Delaware, USA

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04/01/2021

"Charming folk art"

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A beautiful work of art. Cant wait to give this gift.

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Great Day, Nativity scene

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03/30/2021

"Beautiful Creche Retablo"

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This is a very detailed, beautiful retablo rendition of the nativity story with colorful details from S. American culture. It has been displayed many times at the annual Christmas Creche Exhibit held every year in Palo Alto, CA. I am proud to have it as part of my nativity collection.

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Chapel of Huamanga, Retablo

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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 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.

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.

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

 
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