NOVICA Red Reverse Painted Glass Wood Framed Decorative Star Wall Mirror From Peru 'Ruby Medallion' (large)
- Size: 19.75" H x 19.75" W x 1" D
- Authentic: an original NOVICA fair trade product in association with National Geographic.
- Certified: comes with an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality & authenticity.
- Exceptional Artisan Quality by Asunta Pelaez - crafted with care to be treasured for years to come.
- Product info: Reverse painted glass on plywood
Details: NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake treasures. Our mantra is to spread global happiness, so rest assured - we'll do everything we possibly can to ensure you're a happy customer.
About this item: Like a medallion of singular beauty, this mirror honors Cajamarca's legendary reverse painted glass legacy. Asunta Pelaez takes great care to craft this fascinating mirror according to techniques that have been passed through generations.
Frame: 1.0" H x 19.75" Diam.
Mirror: 1.0" H x 10.5" Diam.
About our Artist: Asunta Pelaez Ramos is featured in Keepers of the Arts, a beautiful hardcover book available through Novica. Her art works have also been featured in Faith and Family magazine. I have been dedicated to this art form since I was 17 years old. I originally started learning through the influence of my husband's family. In time we united our skills and labor. Little by little, I learned to design and paint. I realized that the more I practiced, the more this craft won me over, offering me tremendous gratification. Now I consider it a way of life, dedicating myself full-time. I create many kinds of beautiful mirrors, coasters, boxes and trays. My tools consist of simple brushes, hammers, nails and glue. For the designs and illustrations, I use India ink to produce the finer details and outlines. Finally for colors I use tempera paints and purpurina, or gilt. I follow a meticulous process, carefully shaping the wood to give it a pleasing form. Later, for my mirrors, I cut the glass and outline my intended design on the surface with India ink. Next, I fill the outline with beautiful Cajamarca patterns using paints and gilt. To finish, I glue the glass to the wood and apply a rich golden paint to the borders of the frame. This whole process demands incredible patience and attention to detail. My designs...