Peruvian Retablos(80 items)
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Featured Reviews on Peruvian Retablos
Beautiful work of art and inspiration
This piece exceeded my expectations. It is beautiful; great attention to detail and the colors are vibrant. It is inspiring!
Beautiful Creche Retablo
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.
The care with which the artist worked is so very evident in this piece. It is darkly comic, with a band of horned creatures playing a musical tune on various instruments. I love it
Alejandro Chavez Traditional Andean retablos
"Over the years, I perfected my abilities and became a master retablo craftsman. In some, I depict Biblical scenes and, in others, everyday life in the Andes."
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Popular Peruvian Retablos
Nativity scene, "Great Day"$39.99
A great day has arrived; Joseph and Mary stand side by side, lovingly watching over the baby Jesus. Accompanied by shepherds and their barn animals, the Holy Family evokes the spirit of Christmas. Alejandro Chavez creates this moving retablo scene, carefully crafting each figurine of plaster of Paris and painting them by hand.
Handcrafted Christian Theme Christmas Retablo Diorama, "Blue Andean Christmas"$39.99
Watching over their tiny son, Mary and Joseph smile as shepherds worship in the blue Andean night. Beneath, an Andean hat shop offers sombreros for sale. Alejandro Chávez portrays the scenes on two levels in three dimensions. This traditional diorama is known as a each figurine is modeled and painted by hand.
Retablo-Style Ceramic Nativity Sculpture from Peru, "Andean Retablo"$29.99
Resting within a ceramic retablo, Mary and Joseph watch over baby Jesus in this nativity sculpture from Peru. Anita Contreras of Peru designs this addition to your Christmas decor, crafted of ceramic with a hand-painted design that features floral motifs.
Hand Made Folk Art Mirror from Peru, "Little Carnaval"$44.99
Alejandro Chávez crafts a mirror frame rooted in Andean tradition. Varied scenes represent (Little Carnival), a celebration held in the Peruvian Andes. Musicians play traditional instruments, participants re-enact the birth of Jesus, incredible masks hang on the wall, and a couple stands beneath a towering prickly pear cactus. Known as a this traditional diorama is housed in a colorful chest crafted of wood and painted. Chávez carefully models each figure from ceramic plaster and paints them by hand.