Brightly Colored Ceramic Mobile with Hummingbirds, "Twelve Hummingbirds"
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A dozen bright hummingbirds hover in midair, depicted in ceramic by Jose Arriola. "Here in Guatemala, these birds appear in almost every garden and their feathers echo the colors of the flowers," he says. The little birds are arranged to form a circular spiral as they hang from colorful cords.
- 0.62 kgs
- 1.4 lbs
- Mobile: 71.12 cm H x 15.24 cm Diam.
- Mobile: 28" H x 6" Diam.
- Each figure (12): 4 cm H x 8 cm W x 7 cm D
- Each figure (12): 1.6" H x 3.1" W x 2.8" D
Jose creates the most beautiful ceramic ornaments and figurines. His family has lived in Antigua for more than 100 years and he takes great pride in practicing the same ceramic techniques his ancestors used. He wishes to help this tradition continue and he teaches anyone in his community who has an interest in learning.
Jose Arriola has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $450 and the most recent for $2550. Proceeds were used to purchase paints and materials for his ceramics to continue production.
Jose's beautiful work and his preservation of cultural techniques have brought him recognition in national exhibitions, and his municipality even created a video showing the process of how he creates his figurines.
Jose's children are all grown but but he does provide financial support for the education of one person outside of his family and he occasionally supports other children's school expenses.
Jose has been dealing with diabetes for over 17 years. His condition has caused many problems for him, but currently he is able to control it and enjoy his life.
Jose provides employment to several people within his community.
Several universities have recognized Jose for his work.
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1 Helpful Vote (verified_buyer)
"Hummingbirds in my window."
I just received my hummingbird mobile in the mail from Guatemala. Each individual bird was carefully wrapped, with the beaks folded down and the strings tied around cardboard paper so that they did not get tangled in the mail. I love the way it looks hanging in my window. The details are lovely, the colors bright, and the overall look is joyful and full of life. Gracias Jose Arriola!
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"A positive addition to my offive"
Beautiful. Delicate yet study. Each is different and unique
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