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Nativity scene, "Blessed Are Those Who Come"

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Huddled together inside an Andean hut, the Holy Family welcomes the Three Wise... more

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Huddled together inside an Andean hut, the Holy Family welcomes the Three Wise Men in an endearing nativity scene by Alejandro Chavez. Each figurine is crafted of plaster of Paris, hand-painted to vivid realism. "This work represents the blessed welcome of Baby Jesus, the passion and the love towards the world's redeemer," explains the artist.

  • 0.24 kgs
  • 0.5 lbs
  • 16.5 cm H x 16.5 cm W x 5 cm D
  • 6.5" H x 6.5" 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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167

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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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09/15/2019

"Simple but Elegantly Beautiful Retablo"

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I have bought every Nativity retablo that Alejandro Chavez has created and I cherish them all. Every visitor to my home admires them all.

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08/14/2017

"A new View of Christmas"

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We are so used to the usual Nativity scenes, but this offers a bright and beautiful alternative. The colors are bright and inviting. I was enthralled as I turned it over in my hands. The artistry and talent is so visible. This will be a future heirloom for our family!

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04/28/2021

"Beautiful!"

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Love this mask piece. Excellent workmanship.

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Mask Collection, Unique Wood Retablo Folk Art Mask Theme Sculpture

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04/27/2021

"Beautiful!"

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Gorgeous piece! Great craftsmanship!

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04/11/2021

"A beautiful work of art!"

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Love it and was a wonderful addition to my collection.

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Blue Nativity, Handmade Wood Retablo Diorama Peruvian Folk Art

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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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