Baby Jesus figures wait to be re-painted in Gonzalo Gallardo’s workshop in Quito, Ecuador. Gallardo is an ‘encarnador’ - when he’s not fixing saints and icons, he uses his skill on flesh-and-blood clients.
Baby Jesus figures wait to be re-painted in Gonzalo Gallardo’s workshop in Quito, Ecuador. Gallardo is an ‘encarnador’ - when he’s not fixing saints and icons, he uses his skill on flesh-and-blood clients. Jim Wyss Miami Herald
Baby Jesus figures wait to be re-painted in Gonzalo Gallardo’s workshop in Quito, Ecuador. Gallardo is an ‘encarnador’ - when he’s not fixing saints and icons, he uses his skill on flesh-and-blood clients. Jim Wyss Miami Herald

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November 26, 2014 4:38 PM

Broken noses, broken saints — Quito’s artisans can help

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