A heavenly azure background mirrors the deep, cloudless skies of the high Andean country and provides the perfect background for the dainty floral motif. Asunta Pelaez displays consummate craftsmanship with this elegant mirror in the Cajamarca style. Beautifully embellished glass panels are carefully adhered onto a wood frame and edged with splendid gilt.
About the Artist: Asunta Pelaez tells her story: 'At first my husband's family taught me, then we united our skills and labor. 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. This whole process demands incredible patience and attention to detail. My designs are inspired by nature, and by traditional scenes from my town and region. I feel very proud of the works that I create.'
The Asunta Pelaez Artisan Collection is brought to you by Novica in Association with National Geographic. This beautiful piece was handcrafted by Asunta Pelaez in Peru. An artisan story card will be included with your purchase.