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Retablo, 'Chapel of Santa Ana'

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Colorful doors open on to the Chapel of Santa Ana, where expressive figures celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Alejandro Chavez portrays his characters in traditional Andean attire, as a sense of divine luminosity gracefully descends upon the scene. This form of Peruvian folk art is known as the retablo, especially characteristic of the Ayacucho region. The wooden frame is crafted by hand, while the artisan fills the shelves with tiny ceramic figures painted to joyous perfection. Made in Peru.

  • Color(s) may vary slightly
  • Motif(s) may vary slightly
  • 8.9" H x 4.7" W x 2.4" D
  • Weight: 1.0 lb
  • Plywood and ceramic
  • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

Ships directly from our partner office in Peru. Please allow 10 to 24 days for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

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Recent reviews:

September 2, 2012 - Beautiful - looks just like the picture. And it comes extremely well packed and protected.

Artisan: Alejandro Chavez

Artisan Alejandro Chavez

Peruvian artisan Alejandro Chavez specializes in the creations of retablos, a kind of reverent diorama-altar unique to the Ayacucho region of Peru. He learned this technique as a boy in school, when he was 17 years old and living in Ayacucho, where his parents moved when he was just 2 years old.

When Chavez returned to his hometown, he began working in the studio of Angel Castro, a master artisan. Here he refined his techniques in the creation of retablos, eagerly learning the art from his teacher. Later, Chavez formed his own workshop after the death of his teacher and began to give shape to his art. The customs and traditions of the Andean people emerge in every piece.

Today Chavez is part of an association of artisans who participate in national artesania fairs. Chavez tells us that, "In every one of my works you can find the labors of my wife, who molds the characters, as well as that of my nieces and nephews, whom I currently teach. I sincerely hope that you enjoy your retablo which brings together the culture and traditions of the Andes."

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