Think Outside the Box With Reverse-Painted Glass

This gorgeous collection from Ten Thousand Villages is inspired by a design tradition that dates back to the Middle Ages.


Ten Thousand Villages carries this reverse-painted Fanfare Glass Box [$99] handmade in Peru through Fair Trade practices. The pattern is silk-screened onto the reverse side of the glass and is inspired by a Mandala design.

The art of reverse painting — where the minute details and highlights are added first — actually dates back to the Middle Ages in Europe.

This glass box is available only in-store at Ten Thousand Villages’ Squirrel Hill location.

For more reverse-painted glass pieces from Ten Thousand Villages’ online shop, click on the collection below.

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