Jars and Bottles(163 items)
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I bought this because I just loved the style and bright colors. Very pleased, still trying to decide what to put inside, buttons for right now.
This is a somewhat heavy soapstone sculptured jar with elephants around the lid and the bowl. It is a really fine piece of workmanship. The sculptured elephants are etched very nicely and somewhat delicately. I really like my jar. Thank you.
"This is my talent. I don't know where my skill and love for it comes from. My heart says it's because I've seen and been involved with my parents' work since I was young."
Popular Jars and Bottles
Antiqued Ceramic Vessel Maya Art (large), "Pibil Jaguar"$59.99
Oscar Rodolfo Mendoza celebrates the art of the ancient Maya with the original design of this ceramic vessel. Decorated with a jaguar's head on the lid and classic glyphs on the body, the vessel is crafted by hand with the same ceramic techniques developed by the Maya Pibil people. Little is known about them, other than that the Pibil were a warrior and migrant community that came to El Salvador from Mexico. This vessel is treated to achieve an antiqued look, featuring red and orange hues obtained from seeds.
Colorful Gourd Decorative Jar from Peru, "Multicolored Paradise"$19.99
Painted by hand, a multicolored paradise with flowers, butterflies, and dragonflies decorate the surface of this decorative jar from Peru. Indigenous artisan Teodolinda Seguil creates this vibrantly colored jar, perfect as simple decor or for collecting small items. A cedar wood knob decorates the lid.
Ceramic Skull Decorative Jar, "Trunyan Keeper"$67.99
Tat Yan Soo of Bali presents this decorative ceramic jar in the form of a skull. The artisan was inspired by the funeral ritual of the village of Trunyan in Bali, where, instead of burying the dead, the deceased loved one is cleansed and placed in a bamboo cage beneath a tree, or "nice smelling" tree, to neutralize the scent until time leaves just a skeleton. The skull is then placed on a special stone altar. Let this ceramic skull guard your treasures like the altar in Trunyan guards the memories of loved ones passed on.
Hand-Painted Talavera-Style Ceramic Decorative Jar, "Magnificent Bouquet"$57.99
Designed by Mexican artisan Pedro Tecayehuatl, this decorative jar will bring the beauty of Talavera ceramics to your home. The jar is crafted of ceramic, painted by hand with intricate, colorful floral motifs.
Talavera is a distinctive art form brought to Mexico by artisans from Talavera de la Reina, Spain. The ceramic artisans of Puebla, Mexico then incorporated Chinese designs, thus creating the blue and oyster-white patterns traditionally associated with Talavera Poblana. Today there are also more "contemporary" designs that include yellow, green, orange, mauve, black and red.
National and international conventions require that a rigorous procedure be followed in the elaboration of authentic Talavera-style ceramics. Each individual piece will be slightly different, and therefore a unique work of art.