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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)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Absolutely beautiful

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...Read complete review

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.

VS

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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

        (3 of 3 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.

        (2 of 2 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

          (4 of 4 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.

              (4 of 4 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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