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pukara tray

by Robert M. Weiss
Handmade
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  • the story

Peruvian Platter

Even the most normal food and drinks will seem exotic when resting on this unusual and striking serving tray. This functional work of art was designed by Robert M. Weiss and then recreated by Peruvian artisans through the process of reverse painting on glass. This is a meticulous process of painting the design in reverse, then placing the glass paint-side down in the frame; the handmade quality can be seen in every detail. Between the gold-dusted wood and exquisite glass, earthy colors like bright rust, deep gold and tranquil blues with hints of silver and gold glow in a mesmerizing pattern of geometric shapes, figures and designs from Peruvian folk art. Ancient and a bit mysterious, these designs seem to pulse with life and history. Handmade in Peru.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
15811
Made from
glass, wood
Measurements
20" L x 8" W x 2" H
Notes
wipe with damp cloth. do not submerge in water.
  • the maker

Robert M. Weiss

New York designer Robert Weiss works in collaboration with artisans in Peru to create one-of-a-kind handmade pieces. The artisans use Old World techniques of reverse painting. The process requires the design to be meticulously painted in the reverse on the glass and then, placed paint-side down into the frame.

Reverse painting on glass is a very old art style brought by the Spaniards to Peru in the 1400s. When the Spaniards settled in Peru they brought many of their household items from Spain. Reverse painting on glass became ingrained in the art and craft movement of Peru, becoming a well-defined part of the vernacular of everyday products and household goods.

With the advent of the computer age, fewer and fewer Peruvian youth are assuming the career of artisan. Hence many Old World techniques, such as reverse painting are no longer being passed on. The creations of Weiss and the Peruvian artisans represent a glorious and proud heritage within the Peruvian art movement.

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PUKARA TRAY
 
4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

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    (5)

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    (0)

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    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (9)
  • Unique (5)
  • Bright (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Living room (6)
  • Kitchen (5)
  • Gifts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (4)

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4.0

Lovely and unusual tray

By 

from Halifax, Nova Scotia

Verified Buyer

Comments about PUKARA TRAY:

I ordered this as a gift for my husband for him to serve his single malt Scotch to guests. It's really beautiful. We keep it on display on the living room end table. The reason I've given it a 4 instead of a 5 is that it would be nice if it were just a little bigger.

Service and delivery comments:

I also want to say that customer service from Uncommon Goods was fantastic. I wouldn't hesitate to order from them again.

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5.0

Great gift!

By 

from Buffalo, NY

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Bright
  • Durable
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Kitchen
    • Living Room
    • Outdoors

    Comments about PUKARA TRAY:

    Got as a gift for my future sister-in-law and her family - they loved it! Being of Peruvian descent, it was a great, unique gift that fit her perfectly!

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    4.0

    Beautiful but smaller than I thought

    By 

    from new york area

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    • Too Small

    Best Uses

      Comments about PUKARA TRAY:

      Beautiful design, good quality, unique. However, the size is awkward - long and skinnier than I thought it would be.

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      1.0

      Not Great

      By 

      from New York

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Low Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about PUKARA TRAY:

          The tray looked cheap and I'm not impressed. I will not be giving this as a gift as I had originally intended. Unfortunately, I lost the receipt and so I'll have to keep it myself. It'll probably end up at my next garage sale.

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          5.0

          Excellent Gift

          By 

          from Pittsburgh

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about PUKARA TRAY:

            I sent this as a wedding gift to fairly sophisticated folk in Portland OR and they loved it. It was a unique gift for a special occasion. Thank you for making me look good!

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            4.0

            Pukara tray is a unique item

            By 

            from Ohio

            About Me Midrange Shopper

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts
              • Kitchen
              • Living Room

              Comments about PUKARA TRAY:

              I bought this for myself but I would give it as a wedding gift. It is unique, practical, and very decorative.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              wedding present

              By 

              from puglia, italy

              About Me Budget Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Living Room

                Comments about PUKARA TRAY:

                I bought this as a wedding gift for a friend. She liked! I bought in the internet because I wanted it to arrive before the wedding... and it did!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                4.0

                Friend loved wedding gift

                By 

                from Philadelphia, PA

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Bright
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Kitchen

                  Comments about PUKARA TRAY:

                  I got this as a long over-due wedding gift for a good friend. Luckily, she absolutely loved it and some my bad etiquette was forgiven. Great mid-size platter according to her and her husband.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  A stunning serving piece

                  By 

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me High-end Shopper

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Bright
                  • Durable
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Kitchen
                    • Living Room
                    • Outdoor dining area

                    Comments about PUKARA TRAY:

                    Impress your guests with this addition to your serving pieces.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Prettier in person than online

                    By 

                    from MD

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bedroom
                      • Kitchen
                      • Living Room

                      Comments about PUKARA TRAY:

                      A nice tray. Medium size.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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