Large Round Mirror, "Silvery Lught"- Peruvian Handicrafts. This round mirror cuscaja is created entirely by hand using the reverse painted glass style. Decorated with small mirrors are later placed in the wooden frame then covered with silver leaf - truly unique and each is a work of art! We welcome any questions you may hav e.1st place winner in the UNESCO Crafts Prize for Latin America / Caribbean (painted glass-1995), Received the Medal of Vizcardo and Guzman as a master artisan, awarded by the Congress of the Republic of Peru in 2002. Winner of the award for best export quality product issued by ICC-MINCETUR PROYECT PERU (2003). Org" - Edmundo Contreras: Reverse Painted Glass (2012). Frame: 31.5"H x 31.5" W x 1.37 D (Ø 80cm 3.5 cm) Mirror: Ø 14.20 (Ø 36cm) Weight: 11.00 Lb (5.00 Kg). Wood frame covered silver leaf.
In the XV Century, glass arrived in Peru brought by the Spaniards in the form of mirrors and picture. Frames destined to decorate churches, convents and houses of the time. Also, they brought beads from Murano, an Italian island next to Venice, where the greatest production of glass and crystal, between the XVIII and XIX, took place. The Spanish technique of stained glass windows, of great Arab influence, were copied and modified by Peruvian craftsmen.They developed new regional styles, such as the andahuaylino (reverse-painted glass frames), the cajamarquino (thoroughly painted glass), the Cusco style (carved wood frames that include painted glass), the mixed style or cuscaja using gold leaf on the carved picture. Frames and on painted glass and the polychrome style (using multiple multicolored hues). These styles can be observed in museum collections, in decoration of church altars and convents of different regions of the Perú. The item "Large Silver Round Wall Mirror 31.5 from Peru, Silver leaf wood framed mirror" is in sale since Friday, July 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Home Décor\Mirrors". The seller is "decorcontrerasperu" and is located in lima, lima.
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