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Mirror, 'Chapel of Bethlehem' - Hand Made Religious Nativity Folk Art Mirror

Product ID: 95856

Hand Made Religious Nativity Folk Art Mirror, "Chapel of Bethlehem"

byAlejandro Chavez: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (169)
Bright colors evoke a festive mood as the people of the Andes celebrate... more

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Bright colors evoke a festive mood as the people of the Andes celebrate Christmas. In this elaborate mirror frame by Alejandro Chavez, musicians play inviting melodies while merchants sell tapestries and hats. Above them, Chavez places a moving nativity scene featuring the Holy Family, the Three Wise Men and Andean shepherds. A scene of joyful peace, each figurine is crafted and painted by hand.

  • 0.90 kgs
  • 2.0 lbs
  • Frame: 30 cm H x 23 cm W x 4 cm D
  • Frame: 11.75" H x 9" W x 1.6" D
  • Mirror: 7 cm W x 14 cm H
  • Mirror: 2.8" W x 5.5" H

  • Ceramic, MDF
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
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Renata

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09/28/2017

"Stunning"

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Beautiful work. I love it!

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Chapel of Bethlehem, Hand Made Religious Nativity Folk Art Mirror

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Yvonne

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08/13/2021

"Beautiful!"

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I love this! Especially the fact that its handmade. I know that a lot of hard work went into it and it shows. Its the perfect gift. I also love that its not very big.

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Handmade

Best Uses

  • Christmas gift

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Sister
  • Occasion: Christmas

Steve

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06/19/2021

"Lots of color!"

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Very detailed and original. Thanks!

Best Uses

  • table or alter

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Madge

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04/28/2021

"Beautiful!"

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Love this mask piece. Excellent workmanship.

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Anna

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04/27/2021

"Beautiful!"

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Gorgeous piece! Great craftsmanship!

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Liliana

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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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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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