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Ceramic Cross Christmas Ornaments (Set of 6), "Cheerful Crosses"

byJose Arriola: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (101)
Flowers, stars and vibrant patterns evoke a festive mood in this set of... more

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Flowers, stars and vibrant patterns evoke a festive mood in this set of ornaments. "I am a man of fervent faith, and crafting these ornaments fills me with so much happiness," confides Guatemala's Jose Arriola. He paints different motifs with bright colors on each of the six ornaments. They hang from bright red ribbons and arrive in a traditional cotton pouch woven on a pedal-loom.

  • 66 grams
  • 0.1 lbs
  • Each: 4 cm H x 3.25 cm W x 0.75 cm D
  • Each: 1.6" H x 1.3" W x 0.3" D
  • Bag: 17.8 cm L x 14 cm W
  • Bag: 7" L x 5.5" W

  • Ceramic with polyester ribbons
  • 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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101

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10/22/2020

"Special Ornaments"

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I bought these for my daughter to use on her tree for Christmas. She is adopted from Guatemala and these will be very special to her.

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09/26/2020

"Make a great gift"

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I specifically ordered these for my cleaning lady from Guatemala for Christmas this year. She has not received them yet so I cant give you her impression, but, I think they are beautifully made and the colors on the stars are gorgeous.

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

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09/04/2020

"Love them"

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Absolutely beautiful

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09/04/2020

"Love it"

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They are beautiful

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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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08/26/2020

"this is a celebration of color"

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I love it and my favorite part is how carefully considered the color combinations are. Each bird is a mix of the most beautiful shades; similarly colored birds are never next to each other, and even the strings (which are more than one color) appear selected to complement the shade of each bird. One thing you might want to know is that because of how its packaged, the top two birds are not yet tied onto the mobile, and you will tie them on yourself. The topmost string is pretty short, so if you are giving this to someone arthritic, you may want to help. It is a beautiful piece of art and its impossible to not feel happy looking at it.

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  • indoor

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Twelve Hummingbirds, Brightly Colored Ceramic Mobile with Hummingbirds

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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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