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Religious Folk Art Retablo Sculpture, "Saint Rose of Lima"

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Saint Rose of Lima is crowned with the fragrant flowers of her name. Born on... more

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Saint Rose of Lima is crowned with the fragrant flowers of her name. Born on August 30, 1586, Isabel Flores de Oliva was the first American to be canonized, in 1671. Each year the devout make a pilgrimage to the chapel in Santa Rosa de Quives where she lived and worshipped. Alejandro Chávez crafts the wood box to house this retablo, or diorama, and paints it in bright colors. The figures are carefully modeled from ceramic plaster and painted by hand.

  • 0.62 kgs
  • 1.4 lbs
  • 24 cm H x 14 cm W x 8.5 cm D
  • 9.5" H x 5.5" W x 3.3" D

  • Plywood and ceramic
  • Signed by the artist
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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163

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09/28/2017

"Great Product"

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It is a wonderfully crafted item which I enjoy very much.

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Saint Rose of Lima, Religious Folk Art Retablo Sculpture

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04/01/2021

"Charming folk art"

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A beautiful work of art. Cant wait to give this gift.

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Great Day, Nativity scene

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03/30/2021

"Beautiful Creche Retablo"

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This is a very detailed, beautiful retablo rendition of the nativity story with colorful details from S. American culture. It has been displayed many times at the annual Christmas Creche Exhibit held every year in Palo Alto, CA. I am proud to have it as part of my nativity collection.

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Chapel of Huamanga, Retablo

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03/01/2021

"Beautiful in Simplicity"

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The artist masterfully introduces Peruvian peasants to the Birth of Jesus.

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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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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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