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Central American Ceramic Bird Ornaments (Set of 6), "Forest Birds"

byJose Arriola: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (120)
"In Guatemala, we have more than 720 bird species, but few people seem to... more

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"In Guatemala, we have more than 720 bird species, but few people seem to care about preserving their habitat. This is my way of showing some of our tropical birds and sharing my respect for nature," Jose Arriola says. Working in ceramic, he creates a set of six ornaments. A toucan, a scarlet macaw and a crested carpenter bird are joined by the almost-endangered blue ocellated turkey and two bright parrots. The ornaments arrive with a pouch of handloomed cotton.

  • 0.18 kgs
  • 0.4 lbs
  • Each: 2.5 cm H x 4 cm W x 10 cm D
  • Each: 1" H x 1.6" W x 3.9" D
  • Bag: 17.8 cm L x 14 cm W
  • Bag: 7" L x 5.5" W

  • Ceramic, polyester cord, cotton bag
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central Americaicon info
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  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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From OH

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03/19/2018

"A colorful flock of birds for my kitchen"

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I love these birds. They hang year round in my kitchen window. They are joined by other Fair Trade bird ornaments from around the world.

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From Los Angeles

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11/07/2016

"Beautifully made"

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Each little bird is a work of art! We laughed and were so delighted by each one as we opened them, thank you.

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06/20/2016

"Cute little ornaments!"

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Sweet little ornaments, in a set of six.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Nieces and nephews
  • Occasion: Christmas

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05/28/2021

"Birds On a branch"

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My family loves the birds and so do our flying birds do as well. They are beautiful

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11/20/2020

"Bringing colors to my kitchen!"

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Nicely crafted colorful birds that bring joy to our kitchen table. Package arrived with all items securely packed and complete. Very happy about the purchase!

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Colorful

Best Uses

  • Decoration in vase

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08/26/2020

"carefully detailed birds"

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These are very beautiful, good sized birds with many nice details. All of the hand-painted feathers are symmetrical and straight - you can see that the artist takes time to make things right. I bought these because of what the artist says in the product description, about paying tribute to Guatemalas natural resources.

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06/01/2021

"Nice variety"

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Gave as annual Christmas ornaments to my family members.

Best Uses

  • Christmas gifts

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Christmas Star, Artisan Crafted Ceramic Christmas Ornaments (Set of 6)

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04/21/2021

"Very lovely"

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As pictured. Great gift - love the colors.

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03/23/2021

"Fun and Well Made"

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These little guys are great. I love variety and coloring. Each is its own work of art. I am completely pleased and definately recommend them.

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From New York

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03/23/2021

"Something a little different"

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The colors of these beautiful stars brought a bit of variety to my tree this year.

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  • Ornaments, gifts

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03/18/2021

"Beautiful"

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I purchased these gorgeous Christmas trees for their natual, warm and authentic feel. They certainly did not disappoint! Each is unique in its hand designed beauty. I definatly recommend them. I am so looking forward to displaying them this next year!

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03/17/2021

"Magical"

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Another beautiful and stunning creation from Jose. Such details and beautiful colors.

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Colorful magical

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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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