Central American Ceramic Vases(122 items)
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Lilyan Benecke Ceramic tableware
"Our designs are directly related to the traditions, colors and customs of Guatemala, my beautiful country."
Neither of my parents are artisans but, ever since I can... read more
Popular Central American Ceramic Vases
Hand-Painted Earth-Tone Ceramic Decorative Vase, "Magical Elegance"$99.99
Full of magic and elegance, this decorative vase is designed by Nicaragua's Arlen Estrada. She handcrafts this vase from ceramic, featuring a rounded form at the top that tapers towards the bottom. Geometric motif in earth tones are painted by hand onto the vase's exterior.
Guatemalan Handcrafted Floral Ceramic Vase , "Margarita Daisy Grace"$147.99
With petals the color of the sun and the ocean, or "daisies" blossom all over a vase by Lilyan Bebecke. "I was inspired by my country's rich flora, that's why it's known as the 'country of eternal spring,'" she says with pride. The cheerful composition is painted by hand on a ceramic vase crafted in Guatemala.
Handmade Earth-Toned Chorotega Pottery Decorative Vase, "Nicoya Celebrated"$77.99
This ceramic decorative vase is handcrafted by Chorotega pottery artisan Harry García of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. The vase has a wide bowl that narrows up through the neck for a graceful silhouette. The vase is hand-painted with layers of warm orange stripes and bands of dark brown and red featuring intertwining curves whose etching lets the natural ceramic sand color show through.
Chorotega pottery is completely handmade with traditional techniques passed down through the generations for 3,000 years, and one of the last surviving cultural elements of the Chorotega people indigenous to Costa Rica’s Guanacaste region and Nicoya Peninsula. Chorotega pottery is made from local clay mixed with a very fine freshwater sand. The artisans shape the clay on hand-operated pottery wheels and hand-polish the art piece to give it a smooth texture and luster. Designs are etched by hand and the pieces are painted with natural pigments made from pulverized local colored rocks mixed with water, then fired in traditional wood-burning brick kilns. The result is a beautiful, earthen pottery unique to this region.
Ceramic Archaeological Replica Vessel from Nicaragua, "Balam the Jaguar"$384.99
Fantastic animals from Maya codices cover this finely crafted vessel. It stands on three legs that take the shape of jaguars while a fourth spotted cat snaps and snarls on the vessel itself. "For ancient peoples in Mesoamerica, one of the most important animals was the or jaguar. It was a symbol of fertility, power, strength and dominance. Priests wore capes fashioned from its fur and its coat represented the starry sky," says master artisan Gregorio Bracamonte.