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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 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 (3): 5 cm H x 14 cm W x 10 cm D
  • Each (3): 2" H x 5.5" W x 3.9" D

  • Glass, MDF
  • 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
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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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"Perfect gift"

The boxes are beautiful. They are large enough to hold jewelry or other items, The price is very reasonable for such artistic work and beauty.

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"Beautiful"

These are beautiful and very well made. I love them.

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"Beautiful Gift Idea"

I bought the boxes to use as three separate gifts. The size and great quality really made each box an excellent stocking stuffer. These boxes are absolutely beautiful. The workmanship is excellent and the designs are beautiful and well executed. I suspect I will be buying more items from this artist.

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"Beautiful heirloom"

These boxes were split among myself my daughter and my mother as gifts to share, love, and keep forever. They are high quality, and beautiful. We were very happy!

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"This will be a gift to remember"

I just love it. I plan to give two away as gifts and I am sure they will love it too and think of it as a unique and different gift. Something to be remembered.

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  • This was a gift for: Goddaughter
  • Occasion: holiday

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"Quality Workmanship"

The construction, detail, and overall quality is the best item weve gotten from Novica yet. The beauty: captivating. It makes me pause when I pass by them. Theyre functional too. No odor from stain/paint. This artisan obviously is focused and caring. Thanks!

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60 Testimonials for Asunta Pelaez

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charliegirl

Charlotte Michigan USA

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