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Mini Holiday-Themed Retablos, "Holiday Traditions"

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This delightful set of three holiday retablos is created by Peru's Alejandro... more

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This delightful set of three holiday retablos is created by Peru's Alejandro Chavez. Artisans craft the three mini retablos from wood, placing small hand-painted ceramic figures within. One features a traditional nativity scene; another shows the three Wise Men on their way to Bethlehem. The third features three whimsical Santas bearing gifts, accompanied by a teddy bear.

  • 0.71 kgs
  • 1.6 lbs
  • Each: 14.5 cm H x 18 cm W x 5 cm D
  • Each: 5.75" H x 7" W x 2" D

  • MDF, ceramic
  • 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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177

Florence

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11/28/2021

"I love this colorful retablo"

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I ve always wanted one of these colorful retablos and am so happy I waited for this one. Love Alejandro s work and just purchased another. Thank you and blessings to you and yours.

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Joanne

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11/27/2021

"Yes ,this will be passed down through the generations."

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This is so beautifully made, what I like most is that to display you just open the door??Wonderful design. THANK YOU!

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Mark

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11/20/2021

"Manger scene"

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Cute small manger scene.

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

Kelly

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11/17/2021

"Beautiful work"

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Makes a beautiful cherished gift.

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Ms. M

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11/07/2021

"Exquisite detail, vibrant colors!"

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Alejandro Chavez is a phenomenal artist. This piece is a central focus of art in my living room. While I am not a religious person per se - the Garden of Eden, in a sense, tells a universal story of human progress from innocence to the present. Where would humankind be in terms of progress without our artists? Thank you, Alejandra!

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Garden of Eden, Retablo Folk Art Mirror

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Elizabeth

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10/27/2021

"Very lively"

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One of my Mexican students admired this Retablo. He enjoyed it on the day of the Feast for Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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Profound Impact

Profound Impact

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.

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

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.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

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.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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.

Covering Basic Needs

Covering Basic Needs

This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

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