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Hand-painted mini-retablo, 'Empress de America' - Handcrafted Virgin of Guadalupe Folk Art Retablo from Peru Curate

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Handcrafted Virgin of Guadalupe Folk Art Retablo from Peru, "Empress de America"

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Ayacucho, Peru, boasts a rich legacy of handicrafts; notable among these are retablos, dioramas with religious themes that were first used by Catholic priests to aid in evangelizing native peoples during the Spanish colonization. This miniature retablo from artisan Alberto Ayala features an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe who is said to have first appeared in Mexico in 1531, but who is known today as the "Empress of the Americas." She is called this in reference to the millions who venerate her, not just in Mexico but throughout North and South America. The doors open and close, and the figurines inside are all painted by hand.

  • 15 grams
  • 0.53 oz
  • Open: 6.5 cm H x 7.5 cm W x 1 cm D
  • Open: 2.6" H x 3" W x 0.4" D
  • Closed: 6.5 cm H x 3.5 cm W x 1 cm D
  • Closed: 2.6" H x 1.4" W x 0.4" D

  • Cardboard, plaster
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
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"Wonderful start to my retablo collection. "

Perfect. A beautiful symbol of faith. Just the thing I needed to make my new apartment my new home. Downsizing is hard but this little virgin fit right in. I will. E purchasing two more of the same size. Artistry is amazing. Love it

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