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Wood Decorative Box Hand-Painted with Dove of Peace Motif, "Dove of Peace in Black"

The dove is a symbol of peace for many cultures and El Salvador's Maria Estela... more

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The dove is a symbol of peace for many cultures and El Salvador's Maria Estela Perlera de Portillo recreates one in abstract form to commemorate her country's civil war history and the peace agreements reached after this devastating era. A dove of peace on top of a town is hand-painted in vibrant colors on the lid of a decorative box carved by hand from pinewood which is dyed black and varnished. Featuring brass hinges, the box is perfect for storing jewelry and other small belongings.

  • 0.13 kgs
  • 0.3 lbs
  • 9 cm H x 11.2 cm W x 6.5 cm D
  • 3.5" H x 4.4" W x 2.6" D

  • Pinewood, brass hinges
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in El Salvador.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central Americaicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Laura

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10/11/2022

"Striking every time you look!"

It never ceases to amaze us how intricate and well-made this piece is... The calendar really makes an impression! Weve hung it in our workshop, where we often work with wood, as inspiration to keep pushing the boundaries and not to balk at complex projects. Many heartfelt thanks to the artisan!

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  • Inspiration

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Husband
  • Occasion: good luck

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From New Mexico

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08/31/2022

"Really Peaceful"

This nativity radiates peace

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Teal

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08/25/2022

"They make me happy"

So pretty! Well done…I stare at them in the morning while brewing my coffee, they bring me joy

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Birds of Flowers, Pair of Handcrafted Bird Wood Wall Art from El Salvador

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Barbara

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12/27/2021

"Gorgeous!!!"

It is even more beautiful than in the online photo and in the catalog! The light to dark woods are combined beautifully and the amount of work to create this piece is awe-inspiring. Not only do I love it, but I took a photo and emailed it to about 10 people and showed it to half a dozen more today. EVERYONE agreed with me. It was my Christmas present to myself. My family room walls and shelves are showcases for items Ive bought during 50 years of travel as well as items from countries I havent yet visited. This is now my favorite piece of all.

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Kathleen

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12/26/2021

"Never received"

I cant give a review for this product since it was never received by me. It was so disappointing since they received payment for the item.

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Birds of Flowers, Pair of Handcrafted Bird Wood Wall Art from El Salvador

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Yoshiko

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09/24/2021

"Beautiful piece"

I really like this beautiful cross. The characters represent the artist s country and culture. I can see how she loves it. I m happy to have this piece in my house. Thank you!

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Maria Estela increased tourism in her hometown by inviting tourists into her workshop and showing them how she creates and paints her designs. Because of this, she is able to give work to other artisans in her workshop.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

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.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

Maria Estela has been able to work hard and increase her income through the sales of her work. This has enabled her to increase her livelihood and that of the artisans that assist her.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

Maria Estela Perlera de Portillo has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $250.

Profound Impact

Profound Impact

NOVICA sales make up most of her income and is what she uses to support the other artisans who work with her.

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This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

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This artist supports children under the age of 18.

 
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