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Mirror, "Floral Sky"

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A majestic bird flies through the morning sky over a garden created by Asunta... more

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A majestic bird flies through the morning sky over a garden created by Asunta Pelaez. She paints the scene by hand on the reverse side of glass to grace a gilded mirror frame. This fascinating art form is unique to the Cajamarca region of Peru.

  • 1.35 kgs
  • 3.0 lbs
  • 45 cm H x 37.5 cm W x 2.5 cm D
  • 17.75" H x 14.75" W x 1" D
  • Mirror: 20 cm W x 26 cm H
  • Mirror: 7.75" W x 10.25" H

  • Reverse painted glass on plywood
  • Made in Peru.
  • Ships fast from USA.
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160

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04/21/2021

"Exquisite"

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My Peruvian grandmother had a mirror very similar to this hanging in her entryway for decades. This is such a beautiful piece of craftsmanship that makes my home feel a bit more homey and the colors are gorgeous. Shipping was quick and the piece was carefully wrapped to ensure no damage. Im so glad that I was able to find this instead of having to track down a similar mirror on a trip to Peru!

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04/17/2021

"Beautiful"

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I gave two away and kept one for myself - and it was SO tempting to keep them all. The detail is impressive and the color combination is striking. My friends and I are quite happy with this purchase.

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04/15/2021

"Beautifully painted, perfectly made"

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Beautifully painted, perfectly made little table. The reverse glass painting is detailed, yet clear and striking. It brightens a dark corner in my bedroom and I enjoy it every time I see it. Very easy to assemble.

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04/09/2021

"Beautiful wall mirror"

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I love this product! It was a little smaller than I anticipated. Also, the mirror came unglued and needed to be reapplied and the item arrived slightly damaged. Otherwise, a beautiful product!

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Verified Reviewer

04/04/2021

"Beautiful Mirror"

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This beautiful mirror put the finishing touch on our newly remodeled guest bathroom. We have received many compliments from guests. everyone wanted to know where we got it!

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Unique artful beautiful

Best Uses

  • Any room that needs a little brightening up

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Verified Reviewer

03/20/2021

"Beautiful addition to my house international stair"

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Finely crafted, beautiful colors, I just love this pretty little jewel.

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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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