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Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box

$69.00

Price: $69.00

Item#:1076104

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The art of reverse painting on glass was brought to Peru by settling Spaniards in the 15th century. Local artisans emulated the style found on mirrors and other Spanish household objects and, in time, added so much of their own inspiration that the technique became recognized as a Peruvian craft tradition. There are a dwindling number of Peruvian artists who still practice this unique and romantic art. Here the artisan captures the ethereal beauty of butterflies on the hinged lid of a handcrafted wooden jewelry box.


Handmade in Peru. Approximately 7 1/2"W x 2"H x 6"D.


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Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box
 
4.3

(based on 16 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (2)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (11)
  • Unique (11)
  • Durable (5)
  • Classic style (4)
  • Festive (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift (12)
    • Decoration (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Midrange shopper (9), Budget shopper (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    This is one beautiful box!

    I loved this box so much I purchased three of them.

    I loved this box so much I purchased three of them.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Very disappointing

    I was really looking forward to receiving this box that I have had my eye on for a couple of years. It was meant for my mother, who loves butterflies. However, I was...Read complete review

    I was really looking forward to receiving this box that I have had my eye on for a couple of years. It was meant for my mother, who loves butterflies. However, I was very disappointed because the painting of the main butterfly on top is unfinished. The royal blue as well as the green weren't finished to match the left wing, making it look unbalanced, unlike real butterfly wings. Sadly, I am sending it back as it is definitely not worth the money I paid for it. I just wish I could attach a photo for reference.

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    5.0

    Delightful and Unique Gift

    By Weavie

    from Kalamazoo, MI

    About Me Midrange shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Classic
    • Durable
    • Easy To Store
    • Festive
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Decoration
      • Gift

      Comments about Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box:

      National Geographic has earned my respect in their quest to provide high quality, unique gifts that give back in so very many ways, specially hand-crafted presents that extol the many cultural beneficences on the planet.

       
      5.0

      Beautiful

      By Hardwarebob

      from Lake Delton,WI

      About Me Budget shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Durable
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Decoration
        • Gift

        Comments about Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box:

        Great use for jewelry, trinkets, great looking

         
        5.0

        Beautiful

        By Miss M, the shopper

        from Bellevue, WA

        About Me Midrange shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Classic
        • Durable
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift

          Comments about Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box:

          Purchased as a gift for Christmas; it will be well received and used!

           
          5.0

          butterfly box

          By joyb

          from Arlington, TX

          About Me Budget shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Colorful Handmade
          • Festive
          • Fits Theme
          • Unique

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Jewelry Ear Rings
          • Just For Fun

          Comments about Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box:

          This was a birthday gift for a 11 year old Granddaughter and she loves it. I adorned it with some heart-shaped pierced earrings. I picture her putting her little earrings in the box or other small treasures known to pre-teens! Beautifully made and especially memorable because it was handmade. Many thanks.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Absolutely beautiful

          By Ree

          from Theta, Tn.

          About Me Budget shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathtakingly beautiful
          • Functional
          • Made By An Artisan
          • Not Made On Assembly Line
          • Unique

          Cons

          • None For This Item

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Jewelry Box

          Comments about Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box:

          This beautiful box is a birthday gift. It will be used as a jewelry box. The box itself is a "jewel". I am so glad that I have a choice to purchase such a beautiful gift at a reasonable price that is NOT factory made. In the future I will have to purchase one for myself. This gift is for my sister whose birthday is in May. She will be thrilled.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again and again

          By Suave

          from Istanbul Turkey

          About Me Budget shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Classic
          • Fits Theme
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Decoration
            • Gift

            Comments about Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box:

            perfect gift
            classic
            excellent quality and value

             
            5.0

            Beautiful box, great price

            By Maggs

            from Canada

            About Me Midrange shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Classic
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Delicate

            Best Uses

            • Gift

            Comments about Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box:

            Jewellery box

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Very disappointing

            By turtle lover

            from Quesnel, BC

            About Me Midrange shopper

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box:

                I was really looking forward to receiving this box that I have had my eye on for a couple of years. It was meant for my mother, who loves butterflies. However, I was very disappointed because the painting of the main butterfly on top is unfinished. The royal blue as well as the green weren't finished to match the left wing, making it look unbalanced, unlike real butterfly wings. Sadly, I am sending it back as it is definitely not worth the money I paid for it. I just wish I could attach a photo for reference.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Very disappointed

                By Bonnie

                from Mtn. Home, AR

                About Me Midrange shopper

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                • Poorly Painted

                Best Uses

                • Decoration
                • Gift

                Comments about Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box:

                I bought this as a Christmas gift, now I have to rush to find something else. The painting on this box looks like it was done by a 3rd grader at best. You can even see the tracing lines through the paint. I'm upset that a class act like NG would promote a product like this, especially at this price! Suitable only to hold crayons for a small child.

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not what I expected

                By mfitzy5

                from Boston, Ma

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • None

                Cons

                • Poor Quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Peruvian Reverse-painted Butterfly Box:

                  For this price, I was expecting an elegant giftbox that I could use for a lovely bracelet I had purchased. My friend assumed it was a token child's gift and I had to agree. The bottom looks to be made of balsa wood and the item is very lightweight and flimsy.

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