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Gonzalez Family

About the Artist

Javier Gonzalez in Santa Fe, 2004 (photo by Anthony Fisher)
Javier Gonzalez in Santa Fe, 2004 (photo by Anthony Fisher)
Pedro Gonzalez painting a santo figure in Santa Fe, 2004 (photo by Anthony Fisher)
Pedro Gonzalez painting a santo figure in Santa Fe, 2004 (photo by Anthony Fisher)
Pedro Gonzalez in 2010

"Pedro and Javier Gonzalez credit their paternal grandfather, Don Pedro Abilio Gonzalez Flores, for their success. In teaching his grandsons the art of making imagineria, the elder Gonzalez shared his love of the Peruvian heritage. For more than four decades, the Gonzalez brothers have been working alongside their grandfather in a workshop beside a creek near an ancient road in the village of Aza, in the central Andes."

"In ancient Peru, the serpent-shaped maguey was considered a sacred tree, touching both the world below and the world above. During the 16th century, when master saint-makers arrived in peru from Spain, the artisans sought ways to make their icons lightweight for transport. The many Indian artisans who were forced to serve as apprentices used maguey. A cultural syncretism resulted that combined the occidental saint on the exterior and the sacred soul of the ancient maguey within."

(From biography at Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, 2006)

Region:
La Sirena con Guitarra - Retablo
SKU: PGRTB-08

Pedro Gonzalez (Aza, Huancayo, Peru), 2007
Painted carved maguey wood sculpture in painted wood box
(8 3/4" h.. x 4" w. x 2" d.)

Design and colors may vary.

$120

St. Francis - Retablo
SKU: PGRTB-07

Pedro Gonzalez (Aza, Huancayo, Peru), 2008, 2014
Painted carved maguey wood sculpture in painted wood box
(7 1/2" h. x 3 1/2" w. x 2" d.)

Design and colors may vary.

$110

Santa Rosa de Lima - Retablo
SKU: PGRTB-12

Pedro Gonzalez (Aza, Huancayo, Peru), 2008, 2014
Painted carved maguey wood sculpture in painted wood box
(8 1/4" h.. x 3 1/4" w. x 2" d.)

Design and colors may vary.

$95

Adam and Eve - Retablo
SKU: PGRTB-06

Javier Gonzalez (Aza, Huancayo, Peru)
Painted carved maguey wood sculpture in painted wood box
(6 1/4" h. x 4" w. x 2" d.)

$78

Until Death Do Us Part - Retablo
SKU: PGRTB-04

Javier Gonzalez Paucar (Aza, Huancayo, Peru),
Painted carved maguey wood sculpture in painted wood box. Exact designs will vary.
(6 1/2" h. x 3 1/2" w. x 2" d.)

$78

Artist and Model - Retablo
SKU: PGRTB-02

Javier Gonzalez (Aza, Huancayo, Peru)
Painted carved maguey wood sculpture in painted wood box
(6" h.. x 4" w. x 2 1/4" d.)

$62

Musicos Muertes Retablo
SKU: PGRTB-03

Javier Gonzalez (Aza, Huancayo, Peru)
Painted carved maguey wood sculpture in painted wood box. Musicians shown may vary.
(6" h.. x 4" w. x 2 1/4" d.)

$62

SKU: PGRTB-15

Javier Gonzalez (Aza, Huancayo, Peru),
Painted carved maguey wood sculpture in painted wood box
(6" h. x 3 1/2" w. x 2" d.)

$62

Calavera Musico Ornament
SKU: PGORN-02

Painted carved maguey wood sculpture.
(5" h. x 1 3/4" w. x 1 1/2" d.)
Each piece is one-of-a-kind. Details may vary.

$18 each

La Calavera con Flores - Retablo
SKU: PGRTB-14

Pedro Gonzalez (Aza, Huancayo, Peru), 2012, 2014
Painted carved maguey wood sculpture in painted wood box
(8 3/4" h. x 4" w. x 2" d.)
Each piece is one-of-a-kind. Details may vary.

$120

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Angel Calavera Ornaments
SKU: PGORN-01

Painted carved maguey wood sculpture .
(5" h. x 1 3/4" w. x 1 1/2" d.)
Each piece is one-of-a-kind. Details may vary.

$18

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Saint Bearer (Santa Rosa de Lima) - Santo
SKU: PGSTO6

Pedro Gonzalez (Aza, Huancayo, Peru), 2012
Painted carved maguey wood sculpture .
(11 1/2" h. x 5" w. x 3 3/4" d.)
Each piece is one-of-a-kind. Details may vary.

$325

Product Status: 
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Cross
SKU: PGCRS2

Pedro Gonzalez (Aza, Huancayo, Peru), c.2010, 2015
Painted carved maguey wood sculpture .
(15 1/4" h. x 7 3/4" w. x 3" d.)
Each piece is one-of-a-kind. Details may vary.

$275

Product Status: 
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La Sirena con Guitarra - Santo
SKU: PGSTO-02

Javier Gonzalez (Aza, Huancayo, Peru), 2010
Painted carved maguey wood sculpture .
(9" h. x 3 1/2" w. x 2 1/2" d.)
Each piece is one-of-a-kind. Details may vary.

$195

Product Status: 
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Sacred Heart - Retablo
SKU: PGRTB-11

Gonzalez family (Aza, Huancayo, Peru), 2008
Painted carved maguey wood sculpture in painted wood box
(5 1/2" h. x 4" w. x 2 1/4" d.)

Design and colors may vary.

$58

Product Status: 
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Noah's Ark - Sculpture/Ornament
SKU: PGORN1

Javier Gonzalez (Aza, Huancayo, Peru), 2006
Painted carved maguey wood sculpture .
(3 3/4" h. x 1 3/4" w. x 4 1/2" d.)

$48

Product Status: 
Sold