NOVICA Handmade Reverse Painted Verdant Spring Glass Mirror (Peru) – Green

5.00 out of 5
(1 customer review)



Asunta Pelaez evokes the verdant magic of springtime and the song of birds.
Delicately painted by hand, bright flowers appear everywhere on this
extravagant wall mirror. Its graceful lines and silvery borders are sensuous
and elegant.

**Product Features:**

* Frame: 23.5″ H x 19.75″ W x 0.8″ D
* Mirror: 9.75″ W x 13″ H
* Weight: 5.0 lbs
* Colors: Green, Multi
* Shape: Oval
* Designed to hang vertically only
* Handmade item — color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
* Materials: Reverse painted glass, MDF
* Mirror included
* Made in Peru

**Story Behind the Art:**

A dream is a wish your heart makes. It doesn’t come true through magic. It
requires determination and hard work. My passion for art comes from the depths
of my heart. It’s in my DNA. From childhood, I attended all the drawing and
painting classes at school. I spent many hours there and I learned well. Once
I had mastered the paintbrush and colors, I loved to set my creativity free. I
really enjoyed my art classes. My time was spent in school, in art workshops
and at home. A short time later, disaster stuck. I lost my parents when I was
still a girl and it was devastating to me. We five children stayed with our
aunt and uncle, and other close relatives helped look after us. We eventually
moved to Lima where we tried to go on with our lives. Our goal was to become
the best we could be and overcome life’s obstacles in memory of our parents.
In Lima, I began studying accounting while visiting workshops and helping my
aunt and uncle. At school there, I met the man who would become my husband, my
best friend and life teacher. He courted me through his art. He taught me what
he knew about reverse painted glass and suggested I collaborate in his
workshop. When I went to his workshop, I hadn’t the slightest idea of what
would happen or is my work would be good enough. But I thought back in time
and remembered how I was good at drawing and painting. Then I felt more secure
and was happy to learn this traditional Andean art form with techniques that
have been handed down over generations. I fell in love with this beautiful
work and the lovely designs we’re able to create. I was really impressed.
Since then, I’ve spent my whole life doing what I love most. Reverse painted
glass isn’t only my work. It’s become a way of life. I strive to do even
better by studying every detail and to become a master artisan so I can be the
best I can be, together with my family. I originally began to learn thanks to
the influence of my husband’s family. But over time, we’ve unified our
abilities and work. Little by little, I learned to design and paint. It’s so
satisfying to be able to dedicate myself fulltime to what I enjoy most. I
follow a meticulous process, carefully shaping the wood to give it a pleasing
form. This whole process demands incredible patience and attention to detail.
The motifs are painted by hand on the reverse side of glass panes, which are
inlaid onto the mirror frames, trays and decorative boxes. My designs are
inspired by nature, and by typical scenes from my town and region. I feel very
proud of the works that I create, and I look forward to sharing them with more
and more people around the world. Novica has brought about a great change in
my life, economically, of course, and personally as well, because I really
value their recognition of my work. They make me feel good about myself, and
encourage me to keep moving ahead. Shoppers post testimonials saying how happy
they are with my designs and how wonderful they find my work.

Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to
receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15
business days.

1 review for NOVICA Handmade Reverse Painted Verdant Spring Glass Mirror (Peru) – Green

  1. 5 out of 5

    Miss S

    Amazing quality mirrors and furniture. Many compliments on my new items that have finished off my house perfectly. Delivered quickly and with such careful packaging. I highly recommend!

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