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Silver-Tone Reverse-Painted Glass Tray from Peru, "Floral Intricacy in Silver"

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Hand-painted with intricate floral motifs, this traditional reverse-painted... more

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Hand-painted with intricate floral motifs, this traditional reverse-painted glass tray is the work of Peru's Asunta Pelaez. She hand-pants the designs onto the reverse side of a glass panel, decorating the tray's bottom. The tray is crafted of wood, complete with silver-tone trim and handles at the sides.

  • 1.85 kgs
  • 4.1 lbs
  • 6 cm H x 41 cm Diam.
  • 2.4" H x 16.25" 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
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

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162

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02/18/2021

"Perfect wedding gift"

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Absolutely beautiful. Lovely quality.

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Floral Intricacy in Silver, Silver-Tone Reverse-Painted Glass Tray from Peru

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09/09/2020

"Beautiful"

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I leave this tray on my coffee table. It is a beautiful accent to the room!

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03/14/2020

"Beautiful"

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Beautiful tray

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Floral Intricacy in Silver, Silver-Tone Reverse-Painted Glass Tray from Peru

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05/01/2021

"Ivory Winter Buttelies"

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It is really nice and beautiful gift

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04/21/2021

"Exquisite"

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My Peruvian grandmother had a mirror very similar to this hanging in her entryway for decades. This is such a beautiful piece of craftsmanship that makes my home feel a bit more homey and the colors are gorgeous. Shipping was quick and the piece was carefully wrapped to ensure no damage. Im so glad that I was able to find this instead of having to track down a similar mirror on a trip to Peru!

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04/17/2021

"Beautiful"

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I gave two away and kept one for myself - and it was SO tempting to keep them all. The detail is impressive and the color combination is striking. My friends and I are quite happy with this purchase.

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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.

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