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Reverse Painted Glass Butterfly Decorative Box in Sepia, "Butterfly Jubilee in Sepia"

Fluttering butterflies are painted by hand against a field of sepia, to adorn... more

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Fluttering butterflies are painted by hand against a field of sepia, to adorn decorating this decorative box from Peru. Following a meticulous process, Asunta Pelaez paints the motifs on the reverse side of glass panes for a wonderful clarity of color. The lid lifts open to a single-compartment interior for storing small objects and accessories.

  • 0.46 kgs
  • 1.0 lbs
  • 5 cm H x 20 cm W x 10 cm D
  • 2" H x 7.75" W x 3.9" D

  • Reverse painted glass, MDF
  • 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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Gail

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11/08/2020

"A treasured gift for completing an 18-year project"

I love the sepia coloring and the exquisite detail of the butterflies adorning this beautifully made box!

Best Uses

  • I will use it for special small items

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Butterfly Jubilee in Sepia, Reverse Painted Glass Butterfly Decorative Box in Sepia

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James

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03/24/2019

"Perfect!"

This Butterfly Box is even more beautiful than its pictures. Vibrant colors and perfect details. Very well made. Gave it to my wife for her birthday and she loves it!

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William

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12/09/2022

"Really lovely piece!"

I gave this to a good friend and his fiance from Peru, and they were elated receiving this in their new home. They love it!

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White Star, Reverse Painted Glass Wood Mirror from Peru

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Friend
  • Occasion: 'just because'

Ian

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11/29/2022

"A mirror to help you face Lifes ups & downs"

A beautifully stylish frame shows you what you deserve to be. A treasure.

Best Uses

  • It's a frame-up but with real class!

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Ian

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11/29/2022

"Elegantly framed likeness of me"

I like this style of mirror very much as a functional item of home decor.

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Karen

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11/05/2022

"Beautiful!"

This is so beautifully painted! I love the design and the handles are just the right size to easily carry the tray.

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Confronting Adversity

Confronting Adversity

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.

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

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.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

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.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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.

Job Creator

Job Creator

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.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

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.

Profound Impact

Profound Impact

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.

Empowering Women

Empowering Women

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

 
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