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Product ID: 339614

Reverse-Painted Glass Tray in Blue from Peru, "Blue Illusion"

byAsunta Pelaez: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (115)
Perfect for serving drinks or for home decor, this tray is created by Peruvian... more

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Perfect for serving drinks or for home decor, this tray is created by Peruvian artisan Asunta Pelaez in the traditional style of reverse-painted glass. She hand-paints illusory blue motifs onto the reverse side of a round glass panel, decorating the bottom of the tray. Gold-tone trim and handles at the sides complement the motifs.

  • 2.10 kgs
  • 4.6 lbs
  • 6 cm H x 45 cm Diam.
  • 2.4" H x 17.75" Diam.

  • Glass, MDF
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Wipe with a damp cloth
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

Reviews by Customers

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Total reviews

115

Verified Reviewer

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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Verified Reviewer

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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Verified Reviewer

05/17/2020

"Holds My Treasures"

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This is a beautiful box. The colors are subtle, warm and perfect. I was very pleased with the purchase.

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Purchased Item:

Cartographer's Treasure, Golden World Map Reverse Painted Glass Wood Decorative Box

From Northfield, Connecticut, USA

Verified Reviewer

05/15/2020

"mirror with beautiful border"

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This mirror is beautiful. I gifted it to a friend and she was thrilled. Its really a showpiece that deserves a place on the wall where it is decorative as well as functional.

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mirror

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  • decoration, mirror

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Girlfriend
  • Occasion: birthday

Purchased Item:

Blue Cajamarca Blossom, Andean Reverse Painted Glass Blue Floral Wall Mirror

From Londonderry/NH/USA

Verified Reviewer

05/10/2020

"My daughter loves them"

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Beautiful workmanship

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Verified Reviewer

05/07/2020

"Wife loves it"

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My wife loves butterflies and collects different types of boxes. This was the perfect gift for her.

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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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