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Hand Crafted Christmas Nativity Scene Sculpture, "Caring for Baby Jesus"

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Alejandro Chavez creates a scene of solemn devotion and faith with this retablo... more

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Alejandro Chavez creates a scene of solemn devotion and faith with this retablo piece. Crafted by hand with admirable expertise, the retablo features Joseph, Mary and the Three Wise Men, who have come to adore the baby Jesus.

  • 0.21 kgs
  • 0.5 lbs
  • 15 cm H x 23 cm W x 5 cm D
  • 6" H x 9" W x 2" D

  • Plywood and plaster of Paris
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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160

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01/24/2021

"A gorgeous gift!"

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Sent this to my brother for Christmas. He and his family LOVE it. Many thanks

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Joe

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01/17/2021

"Memories of Ayacucho"

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Gift for my son and his family. We had spent Holy Week in Ayacucho, known for its retablos, several years ago (a wonderful experience!). A much appreciated memory of the trip and Peru.

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Scenes from the Andes, Folk Art Wood Mirror with Folk Art Scenes

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12/03/2020

"So so nice"

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I absolutely love this small work of art. It came quickly and is beautiful. I love the colors and the details. You can tell it was made by hand by an artist.

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Blessed Are Those Who Come, Nativity scene

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Verified Reviewer

11/27/2020

"Sitting on my at home alter"

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Thank you my little retablo. I love all the little figures and the people praying. Each piece is painted with much care. I have a small collection of crosses from Central America and this now has a priced place among them. The box itself is precious and I am especially fond of the finish. I will treasure this retablo and I look forward to purchasing another.

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Cross of Lamentation, Hand Made Religious Wood Retablo Diorama Andean Folk Art

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Lux

From Geneva, Switzerland

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11/15/2020

"My family loves the retablo !"

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Such fine creative work. We love it ! Thank you.

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Love Divine, Handcrafted Retablo Nativity Scene Wall Mirror from Peru

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From Green Valley AZ

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11/02/2020

"Playful and colorful"

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Very interesting cultural piece. Love it!

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Scenes from the Andes, Folk Art Wood Mirror with Folk Art Scenes

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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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