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South American Folk Art
The traditional art of South America is as varied as it is rich. From arts as ancient as pottery and textile weaving to colonial traditions of paintings and wood carvings, retablos and more. The art expresses the history and culture of the people and region. Native travels and imports from Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Columbia and hope to add more in the future.

Quick View South America Matchbox Retablo Nativity

Matchbox Retablo Nativity

$9.00
Retablos are wooden boxes filled with brightly colored figures arranged into intricate narrative scenes important to the indigenous people of the highlands of Peru. The term retablo is derived from the Latin retro tabula, which means...
Quick View South America Llama Shearing Retablo from Peru

Llama Shearing Retablo from Peru

$85.00
This retablo depicts the traditional wool shearing of llamas. • Size: approx. closed 6" wide (open x 12 1/4") x 8" at the peak x 2 3/8" deep• Materials: plaster, cooked potato starch, wood, paint• Origin: Handmade in Peru•...
Quick View South America Guadalupe Retablo from Peru

Guadalupe Retablo from Peru

$20.00
Our lady of Guadalupe remains a powerful symbol of Mexican identity and faith, and her image is associated with everything from motherhood to feminism to social justice. • Size: approx. closed 2 7/8" wide x 4 1/2" at the peak x 1 1/2"...
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