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Pinewood retablo, "Christmas in El Salvador"

This brilliant retablo celebrates the nativity in a Central American setting.... more

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This brilliant retablo celebrates the nativity in a Central American setting. Accompanied by a cow and a donkey, Mary and Joseph receive the newborn Christ child. Birds, butterflies, a lamb and an armadillo celebrate beneath the sun of El Salvador. A fusion of religious belief and daily life, this diorama by Maria Estela Perlera de Portillo is a manifestation of folk art and faith. It is designed to display on a table or on the wall.

  • 0.39 kgs
  • 0.9 lbs
  • Open: 21 cm H x 31.5 cm W x 1.25 cm D
  • Open: 8.25" H x 12.5" W x 0.5" D
  • Closed: 21 cm H x 15.25 cm W x 2.5 cm D
  • Closed: 8.25" H x 6" W x 1" D

  • Pinewood
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in El Salvador.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central America
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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Maria Estela increased tourism in her hometown by inviting tourists into her workshop and showing them how she creates and paints her designs. Because of this, she is able to give work to other artisans in her workshop.

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.

Maria Estela has been able to work hard and increase her income through the sales of her work. This has enabled her to increase her livelihood and that of the artisans that assist her.

Maria Estela Perlera de Portillo has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $250.

NOVICA sales make up most of her income and is what she uses to support the other artisans who work with her.

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

Maria Estela received a local award for second best micro-business person in her town.

This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

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01/12/2017

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"So beautiful!"

I just received my retablo, and the only thing I regret is not ordering it sooner so it would have arrived for Christmas. So beautiful and well made! Such a cheerful little scene! I loved it! ¡Muchas gracias, señora María Estela, el retablo es precioso! ¡Y por eso amerita dejar la Navidad puesta hasta febrero! :)

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09/20/2017

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"Newlyweds loved this charming art"

This wedding/Christmas gift was well received and will be the start of a holiday tradition.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Nephew
  • Occasion: wedding

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"Nativity with so much color"

I have been looking for a nativity set for years and not liking anything I have seen. Money was not the issue. This lovely retablo was a beautiful surprise. So much vivid color. I love, love, love it.

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Caroline

Kew Gardens, NY USA

I purchased a small painted jewelry box and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the woodwork as well as the lovely painting.
 
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