Little Carnaval

Hand Made Folk Art Mirror from Peru

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SKU: 78687
Alejandro Chávez crafts a mirror frame rooted in Andean tradition. Varied scenes represent Carnavalito (Little Carnival), a celebration held in the Peruvian Andes. Musicians play traditional instruments, participants re-enact the birth of Jesus, incredible masks hang on the wall, and a couple stands beneath a towering prickly pear cactus. Known as a retablo, this traditional diorama is housed in a colorful chest crafted of wood and painted. Chávez carefully models each figure from ceramic plaster and paints them by hand.
  • MDF, ceramic
  • 2.02 lbs
  • Frame: 11.8 inches H x 9 inches W x 1.4 inches D
  • Mirror: 3.3 inches W x 6.3 inches H
  • Made in Peru

4 Reviews

  • 5
    Beautiful unique mirror

    Posted by Sakhar on Sep 9th 2020

    Stunning slices of life organised around a little mirror. Practical and uniquely cultural.

  • 5
    Such a joyous meaningful retablo

    Posted by Cynthia on Oct 24th 2019

    This retablo is intricate and beautifully made. It hangs on the wall by my bed and gives me joy every time I see it. It shows the fun of Carnaval in the Andes. The artisan is wonderful and a talented artist and I treasure this.

  • 5
    Inspirational and charming

    Posted by Judith on Jul 9th 2019

    Some of the little figures came unglued in the shipping process, but I think I can get them back where they belong. The mirror is delightful, and seeing it on my wall will bring smiles for years. I hope I don't destroy the intent of the work with my own craft.

  • 5
    A Treasure.

    Posted by Jeanne on May 23rd 2019

    I just got this today and I am so impressed with the intricate artwork and beauty. I thought about giving this as a gift but now I am keeping it for myself. Thanks so much for your artistry!