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Folk Art Retablo Peruvian Nativity Scene

Colorful doors open on to the Chapel of Santa Ana where expressive figures celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Alejandro Chavez portrays his characters in traditional Andean attire as a sense of divine luminosity gracefully descends upon the scene. This form of Peruvian folk art is known as the retablo especially characteristic of the Ayacucho region. The wooden frame is crafted by hand while the artisan fills the shelves with tiny ceramic figures painted to joyousooden frame is crafted by hand while the artisan fills the shelves with tiny ceramic figures painted to joyous perfection. read more