icon handOver $133.4 million USD sent to artisans so far!

Similar Items

Product ID: 165864

Folk Art Wood Mirror with Folk Art Scenes, "Scenes from the Andes"

Alejandro Chávez crafts a mirror frame rooted in Andean tradition with four... more

infoComing Back!

This item is available for backorder and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more

infoPre-Order Now!

This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more

Details

Alejandro Chávez crafts a mirror frame rooted in Andean tradition with four different vignettes. At the top, people harvest tunas, the red fruit of the prickly pear cactus. To the left, merchants offer warm blankets in a market stall and to the right they sell handcrafted masks. Used during the Carnival celebrations preceding Lent, the masks appear in an astonishing array of animals, human and fantasy faces. Along the bottom, dancers perform the Scissors Dance. Known as retablos, these traditional dioramas feature figures carefully molded from ceramic plaster and painted by hand.

  • 2.45 kgs
  • 5.4 lbs
  • Frame: 50 cm H x 40.5 cm W x 4 cm D
  • Frame: 19.75" H x 16" W x 1.6" D
  • Mirror: 17 cm W x 27.5 cm H
  • Mirror: 6.75" W x 10.75" H

  • MDF, ceramic
  • Signed by the artist
  • Designed to hang vertically only
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Peruicon info
Gift Info

Customer Reviews

Purchased this? Leave your review.

Artist rating

Total reviews

202

Carla

From cincinnati

Verified Reviewer

06/16/2016

"Beautiful Birthday Present"

My daughter loved this beautiful mirror and Andes figures. The art work is very detailed and well made. It looks wonderful with all of her South American pottery and blankets.

Purchased Item:

Scenes from the Andes, Folk Art Wood Mirror with Folk Art Scenes

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (1) No (0)

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

Joe

Verified Reviewer

01/17/2021

"Memories of Ayacucho"

Gift for my son and his family. We had spent Holy Week in Ayacucho, known for its retablos, several years ago (a wonderful experience!). A much appreciated memory of the trip and Peru.

Purchased Item:

Scenes from the Andes, Folk Art Wood Mirror with Folk Art Scenes

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Mary

From Green Valley AZ

Verified Reviewer

11/02/2020

"Playful and colorful"

Very interesting cultural piece. Love it!

Purchased Item:

Scenes from the Andes, Folk Art Wood Mirror with Folk Art Scenes

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Mary Lindora

From Jourdanton, Texas

Verified Reviewer

11/12/2016

"Fun! Fun! Fun!"

This mirror has already caused many to smile!

Purchased Item:

Scenes from the Andes, Folk Art Wood Mirror with Folk Art Scenes

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Greg

Verified Reviewer

02/16/2024

"Looks Great in my updated bathroom"

There is an amazing amount of detali in this little mirror. I recently painted and replaced the sink with a Mexican tile backsplash and this sweet little detail fits in perfectly.

Tags By Greg

Well Made Sweet Tiny Details

Best Uses

  • Bringing warmth and charm to your place

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

Laurence

Verified Reviewer

01/05/2024

"A bright touch of beauty and soul!"

I have now three nativities made by Alejandro and I love every single one!!!! This one found a perfect place in my home and give me joy every day!

Purchased Item:

Nativity Reflection, Nativity-Themed Wood and Ceramic Wall Mirror from Peru

Was This Review Helpful?

icon likeYes (0) No (0)

You May Also Like

Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

 
icon up BACK TO TOP