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Ceramic ocarina, 'Red Dragonfly' - Artisan Crafted Ceramic Ocarina Dragonfly Shaped Flute

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Artisan Crafted Ceramic Ocarina Dragonfly Shaped Flute, "Red Dragonfly"

byFelix Carballo: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (2)
"I've been fascinated with dragonflies ever since I was little. I loved... more

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"I've been fascinated with dragonflies ever since I was little. I loved watching them hover," says Felix Carballo about the inspiration for this ocarina vessel flute. The Nicaraguan artisan crafts the ceramic ocarina by hand, detailing the dragonfly's wings with a bicycle spoke and the eyes with a fine paint brush. Carballo prepares the different colors by pulverizing stones and using a brush to splash the color, successfully achieving an aged effect. This ocarina features three tonal perforations on the body, plus the mouth piece.

Ocarinas are one of the oldest musical instruments on the planet. Originally designed like a vessel with up to 13 perforations, ocarinas are now crafted in a variety of styles. In Mesoamerica, ocarinas usually take the form of a bird.

  • 0.26 kgs
  • 0.6 lbs
  • 5 cm H x 17 cm W x 16 cm D
  • 2" H x 6.75" W x 6.25" D

  • Ceramic
  • Instrument Rating: Beginner quality, intended for casual use
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Nicaragua.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central Americaicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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GEO-X

From MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

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09/26/2018

"Clever Hen of Nicaragua"

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Marvellous. Estupendo.

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Yevgeniya

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12/18/2017

"Beautiful, but not very functional"

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The ocarina is beautiful, but does not do a whole lot in terms of sound.

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Great for presentation art or conversation piece

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Felix Carballo has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $150 and the most recent for $100.

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