Scenes from the Andes

Folk Art Wood Mirror with Folk Art Scenes

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SKU: 165864
Alejandro Chávez crafts a mirror frame rooted in Andean tradition with four different vignettes. At the top, people harvest tunas, the red fruit of the prickly pear cactus. To the left, merchants offer warm blankets in a market stall and to the right they sell handcrafted masks. Used during the Carnival celebrations preceding Lent, the masks appear in an astonishing array of animals, human and fantasy faces. Along the bottom, dancers perform the Scissors Dance. Known as retablos, these traditional dioramas feature figures carefully molded from ceramic plaster and painted by hand.
  • MDF, ceramic
  • 5.40 lbs
  • Frame: 19.8 inches H x 16 inches W x 1.6 inches D
  • Mirror: 6.8 inches W x 10.8 inches H
  • Made in Peru

3 Reviews

  • 5
    Playful and colorful

    Posted by Mary on Nov 2nd 2020

    Very interesting cultural piece. Love it!

  • 5
    Fun! Fun! Fun!

    Posted by Lindy on Nov 12th 2016

    This mirror has already caused many to smile!

  • 5
    Beautiful Birthday Present

    Posted by Carla on Jun 15th 2016

    My daughter loved this beautiful mirror and Andes figures. The art work is very detailed and well made. It looks wonderful with all of her South American pottery and blankets.