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Map of the World Reverse-Painted Glass Wood Decorative Box, "World View"

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

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This decorative box features beautiful reverse-painted glass with maps of the world on its lid and four sides. Peruvian artisan Asunta Pelaez handcrafts the box from plywood and paints by hand the world map scenes on the reverse side of glass panes, that are then secured to the box surface. You'll appreciate the careful choice of color to represent the various geographic features of the Earth. The hinged lid opens to reveal a single compartment, painted black.

  • 0.54 kgs
  • 1.2 lbs
  • 5 cm H x 22 cm W x 13 cm D
  • 2" H x 8.75" W x 5" D

  • Plywood, glass, brass
  • 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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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Angela

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11/07/2018

"Excellent craftsmanship!"

Beautiful box and larger than I thought it would be.

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Ivan

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08/29/2021

"60th birthday gift for a man who has almost everything"

Ms. Peláez is magical. I gave this gift to an old friend who has everything money can buy - except for the knowledge of Novica and the power of this artist! He was deeply moved by my choice and her work.

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  • Occasion: birthday

Mosan

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10/08/2019

"Detailed and artful"

This box is exquisitely painted and crafted. A nice size to hold jewelry, keys or remotes for TVs etc. Thank you, Asunta!

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Vasudha

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03/10/2019

"Beautiful!"

Very colorful and well done artwork! Wish it was slightly larger !

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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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M aria

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06/28/2022

"Beautiful!"

This was an 18th birthday present for my great-granddaughter. It is beautiful, with great workmanship. I know my great-granddaughter will treasure it, she will love it!!!

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Ivory Winter Butterflies, Butterflies on an Ivory Reverse Painted Glass Decorative Box

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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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