The images online do not do the actual retablo justice. The color choices and depth of the box greatly amplifies Jesus on the cross. It is so beautiful. It looks fantastic next to my Virgin Mary and Nativity retablos. All are well constructed and substantial. Every surface has great detail. Thank you again Alejandro Chavez!
I bought the first one for myself as a confirmation gift because one of our Deacons, in a class for new Catholics, said every Catholic home must have a few things - one of them was a statue or photo or painting, etc., of our Blessed Mother Mary. I bought the second for a woman in my Bible study, who is from Peru and just moved into a new home. I bought the third one for my sister, because when she saw a photo of mine, she fell in love with it - not for the religious appeal, but from a folk art perspective - and after looking at many online, I can't agree more. I watched the video of how the artisan makes the retablo and it added even greater value to it. I simply love them. I love the scene behind Mary - the high mountains, and the flowers, in a wooden box with doors. I mounted mine on a wall in my home office and see it from where I sit. I'm buying the next one as a thank you gift for a close friend who I will be visiting in a few weeks.
I got this for the birthday of a grandson who collects masks. I hope that he is as pleased with it as I am.
"It fills me with pride to know that my retablos will be going to different parts of the world where the culture is totally different… but just as beautiful as my own."
Unique Wood Retablo Folk Art Mask Theme Sculpture, "Mask Collection"
Handcrafted Religious Retablo Diorama Andean Folk Art, "Scenes from My Land"
Ceramic and Wood Christian Retablo from Peru, "Passion of Jesus"