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

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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 Andesicon info
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140

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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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05/22/2020

"I love this Wooden Blue Nativity"

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The Retablo is so peaceful with the blue starry scene. The figures inside are colorful. I bought one several years ago, but gave it to my granddaughter who had lived in Peru for almost two years. Now I am buying one for myself.

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From USA

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05/21/2020

"A colorful folk art that shows artistry..."

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A small but vibrant wood and paper mache creation that looks good as part of my bookshelf displays.

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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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JP

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03/19/2020

"2nd retablo"

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This is my 2nd one and I love it just like the 1st one

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JP

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02/28/2020

"Nice retablo"

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This is my first retablo and glad that I ordered it, it is a nice piece of art.

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Scenes from My Land, Handcrafted Religious Retablo Diorama Andean Folk Art

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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