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Retablo Folk Art Wall Mirror, "Party of Masks"

This mirror reflects the festive traditions of the Andes, when people wear... more

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This mirror reflects the festive traditions of the Andes, when people wear colorful and sometimes mystical masks to celebrate their patron saint. Alejandro Chávez crafts each mask by hand of ceramic. Known as a retablo, the diorama's intricate hand-shaped figurines are housed in a colorful wood chest.

  • 0.76 kgs
  • 1.7 lbs
  • Frame: 25 cm H x 25 cm W x 4 cm D
  • Frame: 9.75" H x 9.75" W x 1.6" D
  • Mirror: 12.5 cm W x 12.5 cm H
  • Mirror: 4.9" W x 4.9" H

  • MDF, ceramic
  • Signed by the artist
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Peruicon info
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Julia

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09/28/2017

"Great Folkart"

This is truly a whimsical mirror exhibiting masks in a miniature way. This was a gift for a person who has always collected the larger masks and she is thrilled.

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  • This was a gift for: Daughter
  • Occasion: 'just because'

Paul

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10/12/2022

"Alejandro Chavez"

Alejandro Chavez Work is wonderful!

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Mary Beth

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09/04/2020

"Colorful addition"

Finally saw this in person at my sister s house. Really well-made and perfectly goofy! Love it.

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BeddyAnn

From San Diego, CA

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03/27/2019

"Adorable Piece and Well-Made!"

Beautiful colors and expressions adorn all the interesting masks, and each time I look I see another magical delight! This is a work of precision artistry to be cherished by young and old!

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Party of Masks, Retablo Folk Art Wall Mirror

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Greg

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02/16/2024

"Looks Great in my updated bathroom"

There is an amazing amount of detali in this little mirror. I recently painted and replaced the sink with a Mexican tile backsplash and this sweet little detail fits in perfectly.

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Well MadeSweetTiny Details

Best Uses

  • Bringing warmth and charm to your place

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Laurence

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01/05/2024

"A bright touch of beauty and soul!"

I have now three nativities made by Alejandroand I love every single one!!!!This one found a perfect place in my home and give me joyevery day!

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Nativity Reflection, Nativity-Themed Wood and Ceramic Wall Mirror from Peru

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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.

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

 
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