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Fish Themed Reverse-Painted Glass Box, "Ocean Harmony in White"

Asunta Pelaez in Peru works in the traditional technique of reverse-painted glass to create this lovely decorative box. The wood box is set with panes... more

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Asunta Pelaez in Peru works in the traditional technique of reverse-painted glass to create this lovely decorative box. The wood box is set with panes of glass that have been painted on their reverse sides with elegant fish motifs in rich jewel tones. Soft bronze-toned paint accents the edges of the multipurpose box.

  • 0.37 kgs
  • 0.8 lbs
  • 5 cm H x 20 cm W x 10 cm D
  • 2" H x 7.75" W x 3.9" D

  • MDF, glass
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Peruicon info
  • Product ID: 404602
Asunta Pelaez
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Suzanne

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Feb 20, 2022

BEAUTIFUL!”

This is a true treasure, so artfully done and beyond my expectation! Since I am a Pisces, the two fishes symbol is perfect and I am displaying it proudly. The box is well made and even a little larger than I thought it would be, and the painted lid is exceptional - Truly a high quality purchase!

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Ocean Harmony in White, Fish Themed Reverse-Painted Glass Box

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Hannah

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Jan 13, 2022

makes me smile”

Beautiful box; colors seem like they have an inner glow. Proudly on display in my living room.

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Ocean Harmony in White, Fish Themed Reverse-Painted Glass Box

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Grace

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Jul 13, 2024

Love it!”

The red is slightly darker than it looked on my screen -- Id say 2/3 red 1/3 brown? The details are finer. The panels are polished and smoothed. Mirror is light and has one hook to hang. Happy with purchase. :)

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Floral Crimson, Unique Red and Gold Reverse Painted Glass Wall Mirror

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Michael

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Jun 14, 2024

Stands alone”

A beautiful stand alone piece for dresser or display. Very well constructed and painting is exquisite. Brings a smile every time I look at it.

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Nicholas

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Sep 30, 2023

Beautiful Design and Attention to Detail”

The Asunta Pelaez flying Hummingbirds 6-drawer jewelry box is a delight. The quality of the painting is extraordinary, and the overall craftsmanship of the box is of very high quality and shows the attention to detail of this artist. Could not be happier with this unique, beautiful work of art. Anyone who appreciates artistic quality will be thrilled with Asuntas designs. The box was well packed and delivered promptly.

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Lisa

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Sep 14, 2023

A cherished heirloom!”

Special thanks to Asunta Pelaez for creating this masterpiece! It arrived today and it is so much more beautiful than I anticipated. Wow. It took my breath away. I was so excited that I gave it to my mom right away! It was supposed to be a birthday present for March. No way I could keep it hidden for so long! This is a truly beautiful piece of art work. I love it! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Beyond fabulous!
Gift Occasion
  • This was a gift for: Mother
  • Occasion: birthday

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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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