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Product ID: 367713

Square Silver Gilded Wood Wall Mirror from Peru, "Colonial Trance"

byMarcos Luzalde: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (28)
As entrancing as it is beautiful, this wall mirror from Peru is crafted with... more

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As entrancing as it is beautiful, this wall mirror from Peru is crafted with inspiration from traditional colonial handicrafts. Peruvian artisan Marcos Luzalde creates this piece, framing the square mirror with accents in turquoise blue. The marupa wood frame is detailed with circular patterns and mirrored accents, finished with a gleaming silver gilded finish.

  • 3.50 kgs
  • 7.7 lbs
  • Frame: 62 cm H x 62 cm W x 7 cm D
  • Frame: 24.5" H x 24.5" W x 2.8" D
  • Mirror: 36.5 cm W x 36.5 cm H
  • Mirror: 14.25" W x 14.25" H

  • Marupa wood, MDF, silver gilt, glass
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Features a distressed finish
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

Reviews by Customers

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28

Verified Reviewer

06/20/2020

"The most beautiful mirror I have ever owned"

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This mirror added so much character to our living room. Unbelievable craftsmanship. Such a high quality piece!!!

Best Uses

  • Wall decor

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Purchased Item:

Radiant Sun, Handmade Peruvian Gilded Wood Mirror

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05/29/2020

"Sunflower mirror"

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Beautiful detail.

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Sunflower, Hand Made Gilded Wood Metallic Mirror

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05/28/2020

"Heavenly"

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It is hung by itself, high and in direct sun light. Powerful image

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Sunflower, Hand Made Gilded Wood Metallic Mirror

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05/14/2020

"A focal point on a wall of Andean mirrows."

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The beauty of the texture of the paint on the Mohena makes this a very special item . I bought it as an accent, but not it is the centerpiiece in a clluster of wall art from the Andes.

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Sunflower, Hand Made Gilded Wood Metallic Mirror

Verified Reviewer

06/27/2019

"Gorgeous!"

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The mirror is gorgeous! Better than the picture. Just like I expected. Very happy with this purchase. It?s going to be a great addition to my foyer.

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Verified Reviewer

09/26/2018

"Beautiful piece"

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This radiant sun mirror now lives above my fireplace and is the perfect addition to the space. I have a modern southwest motif in my living room and this fits in perfectly. It is well made and high quality. Absolutely love it.

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Purchased Item:

Radiant Sun, Handmade Peruvian Gilded Wood Mirror

Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

As the father of eight, Marcos knows how difficult it can be to work and care for a family. At his workshop, he employs others from his community. Most are young single mothers. He ensures that they have flexible schedules that enable them to care for their children.

"When I was thirteen, a neighbor taught me the art of gold leaf... to make golden mirrors. I fell in love with this art and it has stayed with me all my life. Eventually I set up my own workshop and I have been able to teach this art to younger workers. I am proud of this - gold leaf has been an important Peruvian art since colonial times and once there were many workshops. Now my workshop is one of the few that produce gold leaf mirrors. To pass this art to the next generation is one of the gifts I have been given."

Marcos Luzalde has received 8 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1500 and the most recent for $1300. Proceeds were used to buy supplies and tools for his workshop.

Marcos has eight children, and his youngest daughter is still attending school. He hopes that the education he provides will give her a brilliant future and that she will realize all her dreams.

Novica sales support Marcos' family and the families of his workers. They provide a steady income, enabling him to maintain his workshop and provide jobs for others in his community.

Marcos has faced many difficulties. But he finds strength in knowing that his hard work will help to give his daughter a brilliant future.

Through the years, Marcos has grown his workshop. He is now able to provide work for other artisans in his community.

 
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