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Golden World Map Reverse-Painted Glass Wood Decorative Box, "Cartographer's Treasure"

This decorative box features beautiful reverse-painted glass with a map of the... more

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This decorative box features beautiful reverse-painted glass with a map of the world on its lid in a golden brown palette to give it an antiqued look. Peruvian artisan Asunta Pelaez handcrafts the box from wood and paints by hand the world map scene on the reverse side of a pane of glass that is then secured to the box surface. The four sides of the box also have reverse-painted glass in blocks of color in the same brown, orange, and gold tones as the map. The lid can be removed to reveal a single compartment, painted black.

  • 0.62 kgs
  • 1.4 lbs
  • 6 cm H x 18.5 cm W x 14.5 cm D
  • 2.4" H x 7.25" W x 5.75" D

  • Plywood, glass
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Rachel

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05/17/2020

"Holds My Treasures"

This is a beautiful box. The colors are subtle, warm and perfect. I was very pleased with the purchase.

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Cartographer's Treasure, Golden World Map Reverse-Painted Glass Wood Decorative Box

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Josephine

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01/26/2022

"Incredibly Beautiful"

Rich colors. Perfectly finished inside and out. Exquisite. This artist is amazing.

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Cartographer's Treasure, Golden World Map Reverse-Painted Glass Wood Decorative Box

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ZenZin

From Seattle, WA

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09/09/2020

"A gift to a good friend"

This was received so well by my old friend, I wish it was still available as a gift to myself.

Best Uses

  • On display in his living room

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Cartographer's Treasure, Golden World Map Reverse-Painted Glass Wood Decorative Box

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Karen

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11/05/2022

"Beautiful!"

This is so beautifully painted! I love the design and the handles are just the right size to easily carry the tray.

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Shareen

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09/06/2022

"Gorgeous"

I bought another beautiful mirror From Asunta a year ago. It s so beautiful that I wanted to gift it to my friends for their new home. This mirror is beyond beautiful and they really love it. Thank you so much for such a gorgeous treasure!!!

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Golden Rays, Unique Reverse Painted Glass Mirror from Peru

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Friend
  • Occasion: housewarming

Mary

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07/08/2022

"Perfect fit!"

Beautiful tables, well made, just the right size and they add that bit of something special to our room!

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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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