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Brown Little Bull of Quinua Ceramic Statuette from Peru, "Elegant Bull of Quinua"

A tradition in the Peruvian city of Quinua, Ayacucho, was to put El Torito, the... more

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A tradition in the Peruvian city of Quinua, Ayacucho, was to put El Torito, the "little bull," on the roof to protect the family's cattle. Artisan Maribel Posso Olivares of Peru hand crafts her interpretation of the little Quinua bull. This little bull is brown with painted white and turquoise flowers on its flanks and gold-painted horns, nose, tail and a fancy necktie.

Maribel Posso Olivares creates her own interpretations of the traditional alasitas miniatures originating from the indigenous Aymara people that would offer up their miniatures to the deities along with prayers for good luck and a specific wish. Alasitas are still given as gifts today. In some cultures, it is believed that if one receives a miniature as a gift (typically food or household items or items representing achievements), they will receive the real thing within the year. Alasitas is an Aymara word that means "buy me".

  • 0.18 kgs
  • 0.4 lbs
  • 11 cm H x 6 cm W x 12 cm D
  • 4.3" H x 2.4" W x 4.7" D

  • Ceramic
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Inger Johanne

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06/19/2022

"Jolly Ekeko brings happiness to our home"

Jolly Ekeko makes me smile every time I look at him. You have done a wonderful job! Thank you!

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Jill

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01/28/2022

"Super"

I love these little Bulls. They are tiny, but you get a variety of colors and they look nice on the shelf.

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Little Pucara Bulls, Handcrafted Multicolor Set of Three Bull Figurines

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Nancy

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11/17/2021

"We will cherish this always."

We love our Pucara Horse. The workmanship is astonishing and we appreciate the attention to detail. It is proudly displayed in our library.

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Bab

From Sweden

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10/18/2021

"Lovely"

Lovely

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Marnie

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08/19/2021

"A wonderful Jolly Ekeko"

I loved reading about the Ekeko fable, and this figurine is the perfect Ekeko. He is colorful, has a woven hat and lots and lots of presents. Most enjoyable and fun to look at. And, he indeed looks very jolly and makes me smile!

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Diana

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05/21/2021

"Loving it"

This bull was well made.and beautifully detailed.

Purchased Item:

Little Blue Pucara Bull, Hand Painted Blue Ceramic Bull Figurine from Peru

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