Yawar Fiesta

Folk Art Wood Retablo Sculpture from Peru

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SKU: 165905
Celebrating the condor and its impressive size and strength, the yawar ('blood' in Quechua) fiesta takes place in Peru's Apurimac and Ayacucho regions. The condor represents the people of Peru, while the bull represents the Spanish. If the condor flies, this augurs a good harvest, and musicians accompany the event. Alejandro Chávez crafts the wooden box to house this retablo, or diorama and paints it in vivid colors. The figures are carefully modeled from ceramic plaster and painted by hand.
  • Plywood and ceramic
  • 2.20 lbs
  • 12 inches H x 7.3 inches W x 2.8 inches D
  • Made in Peru

5 Reviews

  • 5
    2nd retablo

    Posted by JP on Mar 19th 2020

    This is my 2nd one and I love it just like the 1st one

  • 5
    Beautiful piece of art!

    Posted by Kathy on Feb 6th 2020

    This retablo is beautifully made and is a wonderful addition to our home. It is colorful, playful, and makes us smile. Thank you for your beautiful art!

  • 4
    A point of interest atop our piano.

    Posted by Seema T. on Sep 24th 2017

    I have wanted a Retablo for a long time. It is a lovely, happy example of this kind of folk art.

  • 5
    Excellent Retablo

    Posted by Rochelle on Nov 14th 2016

    This is a warm and colorful retablo from Peru. Great Size and the figures of the people and the animals are so life like...This retablo is an excellent example of fine workmanship from the artisan. Rochelle New Jersey

  • 5
    Exuberant Peruvian retablo

    Posted by Hoyle on Jun 15th 2016

    This is a very handsome and exuberant contemporary non-religious Peruvian retablo.