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Unique Wood Retablo Folk Art Mask Theme Sculpture, "Mask Collection"

byAlejandro Chavez: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (142)
A brilliant painted wood box opens to reveal handcrafted masks. Used during the... more

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A brilliant painted wood box opens to reveal handcrafted masks. Used during the Carnival celebrations preceding Lent, they show an astonishing array of animals, human and fantasy faces. Alejandro Chávez displays them in a traditional diorama, known as a retablo; each figurine is modeled by hand.

  • 1.17 kgs
  • 2.6 lbs
  • 28 cm H x 21 cm W x 8.5 cm D
  • 11" H x 8.25" W x 3.3" D

  • MDF, ceramic
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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142

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11/15/2016

"EXCITING ART TO ADD TO MY COLLECTION!"

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Beautiful, colorful, exactly like the picture. Bigger then I expected. Very well built and so cool. Makes me happy just looking at it!

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Mask Collection, Unique Wood Retablo Folk Art Mask Theme Sculpture

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09/11/2016

"A beautiful addition to my home"

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This is a stunning piece of handicraft work. I enjoy the retablo very much.

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Mask Collection, Unique Wood Retablo Folk Art Mask Theme Sculpture

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06/17/2016

"Never gets old"

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It's been prominently displayed for nearly 10 years and I still enjoy finding little nuances of the masks.

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Mask Collection, Unique Wood Retablo Folk Art Mask Theme Sculpture

From Milwaukee, WI

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08/02/2020

"Beautiful"

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I have many retablos and this one is by far my favorite. I love the muted colors of it.

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Verified Reviewer

10/27/2019

"Lovely piece"

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Retablo is among my favorite pieces!

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07/02/2019

"A Perfect Gift"

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I got this for the birthday of a grandson who collects masks. I hope that he is as pleased with it as I am.

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07/20/2020

"simply beautiful"

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I was so surprised when this arrived. The level of detail and craftsmanship is stunning!!!

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05/22/2020

"I love this Wooden Blue Nativity"

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The Retablo is so peaceful with the blue starry scene. The figures inside are colorful. I bought one several years ago, but gave it to my granddaughter who had lived in Peru for almost two years. Now I am buying one for myself.

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From USA

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05/21/2020

"A colorful folk art that shows artistry..."

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A small but vibrant wood and paper mache creation that looks good as part of my bookshelf displays.

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From Orlando, Florida, USA

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05/05/2020

"Rustic, Simple & Beautiful!"

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This beautiful retablo is not too elaborate. I love the simplicity and the opaque colors. Makes me think of an old cherished heirloom that you could find in your grandmas house, antique shop or an old church. Even though its a Christmas scene, I have it displayed all year round. Why not?

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JP

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03/19/2020

"2nd retablo"

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This is my 2nd one and I love it just like the 1st one

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JP

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02/28/2020

"Nice retablo"

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This is my first retablo and glad that I ordered it, it is a nice piece of art.

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Scenes from My Land, Handcrafted Religious Retablo Diorama Andean Folk Art

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Novica sales provide Alejandro's family workshop with a steady cash flow. These sales account for nearly half of their monthly income, helping to ensure their survival. Markets and other seasonal outlets provide supplemental income that contributes to their annual living expenses. In the coming years, Alejandro hopes to grow his workshop and better his family by increasing his Novica sales.

At school in Ayacucho, Alejandro began to learn the indigenous art of Andean retableria. Seeking to refine his craft, he apprenticed at the workshop of Angel Castro to learn the secrets of a master retablista. Upon his teacher's death, Alejandro founded his own workshop. There he began to incorporate his wife's modeled figures into his traditional retablos. Today Alejandro's nephews are his apprentices and his family workshop continues to craft their beloved retablos, which recount the culture and traditions of the Andes.

One year away from his 50th birthday, Alejandro and his wife adopted a son and a daughter (Jose and Carol) from their hometown. Today Alejandro continues to provide for the education of his children and his grandchild, who joined the family in 2018. His daughter Carol is studying accounting and his son Jose is at the police academy.

Alejandro Chavez has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $800 and the most recent for $1100. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of raw materials such as plaster, ceramic, plywood and paint.

This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

 
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