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Mirror, "Fiesta in My Homeland"

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The nativity takes place in an Andean stable and below, herdsmen in traditional Peruvian dress appear with llamas. To the left, a market stall offers hats for sale while carnival masks are sold on the right. Visualized by Alejandro Chávez, the images are portrayed in a novel mirror frame. Known as a retablo, the diorama's intricate hand-shaped figurines are housed in a colorful wood chest.

  • 0.51 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • Frame: 27 cm H x 22 cm W x 3.5 cm D
  • Frame: 10.75" H x 8.75" W x 1.4" D
  • Mirror: 10 cm W x 15 cm H
  • Mirror: 3.9" W x 6" H

  • Plywood and ceramic
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
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You can find mirror 'Fiesta in My Homeland' by Alejandro Chavez in wall decor categories such as Christian Mirrors, Christmas Mirrors, Nativity Mirrors, Religious Mirrors, Retablos Mirrors, Ceramic Mirrors and Wood Mirrors. Enjoy exploring these sections for other Novica treasures.

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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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"Something to cheer me up!"

I ordered this beautiful mirror because I needed something to cheer me up. Good news, it did. The detail of vendors selling hats and face masks for "fiesta" has me smiling every time I look at it. I have "ethnic" items throughout my home from personal travels. I don't have any artistic gifts myself; but, I certainly enjoy the work of those who do!

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Lovely detailed work and it makes me smile!

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33 Testimonials for Alejandro Chavez

I have ordered several items from this artist; his retablos are out of this world beautiful!

Joan

Dear Alejandro Chavez, I look look look at my nativity scene. It is magical with the night sky and stars and all of the Christmas mystery wrapped in the dark blue box. I feel like a child when I enter it. Thank you so much, Joan winchell

Michele

Maryland United States

 
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