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Reverse Painted Glass Decorative Boxes (Set of 3), "Red White and Blue"

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Reverse painting on glass is a centuries-old art form requiring great care and... more

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Reverse painting on glass is a centuries-old art form requiring great care and precision. In this set of three decorative boxes handcrafted in Peru, artisan Asunta Pelaez inlays panes of glass which she has painted on the reverse, details first, using ink and tempera. Golden edges add an elegant touch.

  • 0.93 kgs
  • 2.0 lbs
  • Each: 5 cm H x 14 cm W x 10 cm D
  • Each: 2" H x 5.5" W x 3.9" D

  • Glass, MDF
  • 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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153

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12/10/2020

"Beautiful jewelry boxes"

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Gave each of my 3 sisters one of these boxes for Christmas. They loved them! Each one is exquisitely crafted and uniquely patterned.

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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

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  • Jewelry, personal treasures

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09/11/2020

"Unique and excellent!"

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Exquisite and meticulously detailed, unique.

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05/10/2020

"My daughter loves them"

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Beautiful workmanship

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01/08/2021

"Lovely Treasures"

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These boxes are truly lovely and I used them to put gifts inside for Christmas. 2 gifts in one!

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10/28/2020

"Just Beautiful!"

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Perfect treasure boxes!

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02/18/2021

"Perfect wedding gift"

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Absolutely beautiful. Lovely quality.

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02/15/2021

"So beautiful"

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Beyond beautiful, so talented this lady. Love it!!!

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02/06/2021

"A work of art"

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I love this little mirror! When you look closely, its obvious an artist hand-painted the design and that makes it even more special to me. It hangs in my living room and makes me happy when it catches my eye.

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02/02/2021

"Very lovely little mirrors"

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I had a very lovely little reverse painted mirror in my foyer that I got many, many years ago at an antique store. Sadly I knocked it off of my wall. Not sure how I even thought to look at Novica, maybe I was searching for something else, but I happened upon these mirrors. Yay!! They are very nicely made and similar to the one I broke. They arrived in a reasonable amount of time. I love them and have hung two. I am going to give the third one to my daughter-in-law.

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  • Decoration

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01/27/2021

"A trio of splendid mirrors!"

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Ive had these mirrors a few years now and still have them on the wall. Im looking at them now and they always bring a smile to my face. Theyre very well made and often draw comments from visitors.

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01/21/2021

"Beautiful box."

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I got this for a gift. It is very pretty and nicely made. Nice bright colors.

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  • Storing jewelry or small items

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

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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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