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Product ID: 335811

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

byAsunta Pelaez: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (115)
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 Andesicon info
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115

From Pennsylvania

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10/08/2019

"Detailed and artful"

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

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03/10/2019

"Beautiful!"

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

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

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11/07/2018

"Excellent craftsmanship!"

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Beautiful box and larger than I thought it would be.

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

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06/20/2020

"Looks Perfect on my Peach WLl"

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Beautiful workmanship and detail. I love looking at it up close. The details are so intriguing! If I had more wall space I d have more mirrors.

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06/09/2020

"Painted Butterflies"

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This box is so lovely. The design and artwork is very well done.

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05/17/2020

"Holds My Treasures"

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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

Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

 
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