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Burgundy Reverse-Painted Glass Decorative Box, "Butterflies on Burgundy"

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This lovely decorative box is the creation of Peru's Asunta Pelaez, who works in... more

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This lovely decorative box is the creation of Peru's Asunta Pelaez, who works in the time-honored art of reverse-painted glass. The butterflies and floral motifs are carefully hand-painted on the backs of glass panes, and then installed on the wooden box. Golden paint adorns the edges.

  • 0.39 kgs
  • 0.9 lbs
  • 5 cm H x 20 cm W x 10 cm D
  • 2" H x 7.75" W x 3.9" D

  • MDF, glass
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

Reviews by Customers

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136

Verified Reviewer

11/28/2020

"Very Pretty"

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We added this beautiful box to our collection.

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Glorious Butterflies in Red, Reverse Painted Glass Butterfly Decorative Box in Red

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Verified Reviewer

11/21/2020

"Unique and precious gift"

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I was impressed with the quality of these boxes. The hand painting is beautiful and makes a unique gift that encourages the appreciation of artwork in my young nieces.

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traditional art boxes delicate

Best Uses

  • Jewelry, personal treasures

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11/15/2020

"Beautifully crafted table!"

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This hand painted table is gorgeous!! Such beautiful colors and easy to assemble. It adds so much to our living room. Great conversation piece.

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Birds in the Heavens, Hand Painted Glass Top Wood Accent Table

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Verified Reviewer

11/08/2020

"A treasured gift for completing an 18-year project"

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I love the sepia coloring and the exquisite detail of the butterflies adorning this beautifully made box!

Best Uses

  • I will use it for special small items

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Butterfly Jubilee in Sepia, Reverse Painted Glass Butterfly Decorative Box in Sepia

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Verified Reviewer

11/03/2020

"Table"

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Love this table for its beauty and practical use

Best Uses

  • I have it on my covered deck as a place to hold my coffee and phone

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Birds in the Heavens, Hand Painted Glass Top Wood Accent Table

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Verified Reviewer

10/28/2020

"Just Beautiful!"

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Perfect treasure boxes!

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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 threefold since she joined Novica. When Asunta 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 Pelaez has received 8 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1800 and the most recent for $2850. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood, paint and lacquer for production.

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.

This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.

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.

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

 
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