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Mirror, 'Lilac Colonial Wreath' - Reverse Painted Glass Wall Mirror in Aged Lilac Curate

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Reverse Painted Glass Wall Mirror in Aged Lilac, "Lilac Colonial Wreath"

Expert in the Peruvian art of reverse painted glass, Asunta Pelaez designs a... more

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Expert in the Peruvian art of reverse painted glass, Asunta Pelaez designs a wall mirror of antiqued elegance. She hand-paints the mirror frame with florid motifs, creating a weathered illusion accentuated by aged gold purpurine and lilac.

  • 0.36 kgs
  • 0.8 lbs
  • Frame: 25 cm H x 20 cm W x 1.5 cm D
  • Frame: 9.75" H x 7.75" W x 0.6" D
  • Mirror: 9 cm W x 12.5 cm H
  • Mirror: 3.5" W x 4.9" H

  • Reverse painted glass on plywood
  • 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
Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

In 2016, Asunta was diagnosed with a serious throat disease. She has no health insurance and uses her earnings from NOVICA to fund her treatments. She also has a husband and her workers who depend on her. Through all this, she has shown such perseverance and strength and continues to work hard and balance her responsibilities.

Asunta uses the traditional Peruvian technique of reverse-painted glass. Brought to Peru during the colonial period, every detail is done by hand, requiring great skill and patience. She teaches the technique to others through her workshop and hopes they will continue to practice and pass down the traditional technique to keep it alive for future generations.

Asunta's sales have increased more than three times since she began working with Novica. When she first started out, she had a small workshop with two part-time assistants. Now she is able to rent a larger space close to her home and provide work for more people.

Asunta employs three single mothers in her workshop who support a total of six children, one of whom has a disability. Asunta and the mothers rely on their sales for steady income to support themselves, their children and their children's education.

In addition to the artisans she employs full time, Asunta works with one temporary artisan — another NOVICA artisan who helps Asunta with the most physically demanding parts of her work because of her illness.

Asunta's sales are critical to supporting herself, her elder husband and her workers along with their families. Her personal health situation makes each sale that much more important.

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"Lilac Colonial Mirror"

This is a lovely small mirror that I have put in my grand-daughters room and it matches the decor wonderfully. The colors just stand out and it is so very delicate and pretty. I really love it. The workmanship is truly wonderful. Thank you so much.

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  • Room decor

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60 Testimonials for Asunta Pelaez

charliegirl

Charlotte Michigan USA

Very nice mirror, wonderful quality, excellent packaging; arrived with no problems.

charliegirl

Charlotte Michigan USA

Very nice mirror, wonderful quality, excellent packaging; arrived with no problems.

Arlene

Thank you Asunta for the beautiful trio of mirrors, I adore them! The way you presented the Floral Glory - beautifully wrapped and carefully packaged was a mirror reflection of the same care and love you pour into your creations.
 
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