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Handcrafted Christmas Retablo Diorama Nativity Scene, "Christmas with Musicians"

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Watching over their tiny son, Mary and Joseph smile as shepherds adore the newborn Christ child. Beneath, musicians in fanciful costumes serenade them. Alejandro Chávez portrays the scenes on two levels in three dimensions. This traditional diorama is known as a retablo; each figurine is modeled and painted by hand.

  • 0.91 kgs
  • 2.0 lbs
  • Open: 30.5 cm H x 35.5 cm W x 6.5 cm D
  • Open: 12" H x 14" W x 2.6" D
  • Closed: 30.5 cm H x 17 cm W x 7 cm D
  • Closed: 12" H x 6.75" W x 2.8" D

  • Plywood and ceramic
  • Signed by the artist
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
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You can find wood retablo 'Christmas with Musicians' by Alejandro Chavez in holiday decor & ornaments categories such as Christian Nativity Scenes, Christmas Nativity Scenes, Nativity Nativity Scenes, Religious Nativity Scenes and Retablos Nativity Scenes. Enjoy exploring these sections for other Novica treasures.

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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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33 Testimonials for Alejandro Chavez

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I have ordered several items from this artist; his retablos are out of this world beautiful!

Joan

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Dear Alejandro Chavez, I look look look at my nativity scene. It is magical with the night sky and stars and all of the Christmas mystery wrapped in the dark blue box. I feel like a child when I enter it. Thank you so much, Joan winchell

Michele

Maryland United States

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