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Doca Leite

Doca Leite

Handcrafted Marajoara ceramics in Brazil

"From this art, I could earn a livelihood, raise my children and, most important, preserve the legacy of an ancient culture."

Doca Leite was born in the northern state of Para. His interest in pottery started very early. "I began going to see people work in a workshop near my house. I saw how they crafted ceramics and was... read more

15 items by Doca Leite

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Marnie

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08/27/2021

"This turtle vase is unusual and very ethnic looking."

It looks exactly like in the picture, very old and culturally accurate. You might enjoy reading about Brazils legendary Marajoara ceramics as explained by Doca Leite in her Meet the Artist section. She has dedicated her career to preserving the Marajoara ceramics tradition. I found this very interesting and I am happy to support her in her efforts, and I found myself looking at her art as more than just something to buy. More power to her!

Purchased Item:

Marajoara Turtle, Turtle-Themed Ceramic Decorative Vase (4 in.)

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Alice

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01/24/2021

"Beautiful Brazilian Vase"

My son married a beautiful lady from Brazil last year and they had their first child a few days before her birthday in December so we missed celebrating her day because of that and the pandemic. So for her birthday I wanted to get her something to remind her of her country. When I found this vase I thought it was perfect, not to mention how beautiful I thought it was. It arrived before Christmas and she was delighted. The handwritten note in Portuguese was a special touch. The vase arrived in perfect condition and looks beautiful in her home. Thank you. Ill be looking forward to more purchases in the future.

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Upasana

From Mumbai

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11/10/2019

"Truly unique"

this vase just catches everyones eye

Purchased Item:

Ancient Marajoara, Red Marajoara-Style Decorative Vase from Brazil

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