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Product ID: 302320

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

byAsunta Pelaez: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (117)
Fluttering butterflies are painted by hand against a field of emerald... more

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Fluttering butterflies are painted by hand against a field of emerald, decorating the reverse sides of glass panels on this decorative box from Peru. Following a meticulous process, Asunta Pelaez crafts the box of wood, adding with gold-tone trim. 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 Andesicon info
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117

From Seattle, WA

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01/13/2020

"Lovely"

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Enchanting. The artwork is lovely and the box is perfect for my modest collection of jewelry.

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

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10/18/2019

"Beautiful Box"

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This is a beautiful that I am going to keep for myself. I have ordered some reverse painted items before and have given them as gifts but this one I am keeping. It is a beautiful and skilled piece of workmanship. The butter-flies are so colorful, the golden trim is expertly painted and it is just very pretty. Thank you.

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

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07/13/2020

"This is now a cherished Hierloom its Gorgeous"

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This item is stunning and perfect in every way an epic peace very happy

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07/13/2020

"Reverse painted glass mirror, Iridescent Cajamarc"

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This mirror is just so beautiful and well made. It adds so much class to my room. I just love it.

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06/20/2020

"Looks Perfect on my Peach WLl"

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Beautiful workmanship and detail. I love looking at it up close. The details are so intriguing! If I had more wall space I d have more mirrors.

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06/09/2020

"Painted Butterflies"

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This box is so lovely. The design and artwork is very well done.

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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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