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Ceramic Nativity Scene Sculpture (Set of 13), "San Juan Nativity"

By Jose Arriola, this nativity scene depicts the Holy Family, angels and... more

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By Jose Arriola, this nativity scene depicts the Holy Family, angels and shepherds in the traditional weavings of San Juan Sacatepequez. Crafted and painted by hand, the sculptures include a donkey, a gentle cow and two fluffy sheep.

  • 0.93 kgs
  • 2.1 lbs
  • Largest piece: 8.5 cm H x 4 cm W x 4 cm D
  • Largest piece: 3.3" H x 1.6" W x 1.6" D
  • Smallest piece: 2.5 cm H x 2 cm W x 3 cm D
  • Smallest piece: 1" H x 0.8" W x 1.2" D
  • Plate: 1.75 cm H x 22 cm Diam.
  • Plate: 0.7" H x 8.75" Diam.

  • Ceramic
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Guatemalaicon info
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177

Barbara

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01/07/2018

"The gangs all here."

Very colorful nativity. The small figures fit on a plate. I can also see displaying it alone with a stable or forest background.

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San Juan Nativity, Ceramic Nativity Scene Sculpture (Set of 13)

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John

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06/19/2016

"Outstanding Nativity Set"

I lived near Antigua in a small village, teaching English as a volunteer. It was a wonderful experience and this nativity set is representative of that part of Guatemala. It is beautiful and well crafted.

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San Juan Nativity, Ceramic Nativity Scene Sculpture (Set of 13)

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Jeanet

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03/03/2023

"Amazing"

I just adore these birds. I have an iron structured tree I brought at an antique sale. Wanted something special to display on the branches; these birds are the perfect accent needed. Will like to view more of his items. Thanks for such wonderful craftmanship.

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Abigail

From San Antonio, Texas, USA

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02/26/2023

"This now has an important place on Mom's table!"

My parents love art and love their Siamese cats! This was the perfect Christmas gift for them. My mom has placed one of her many succulents in the "kitty-pot" as she calls it, and it is part of her table centerpiece. My dad says it reminds him of a feline Frida Kahlo! They are both enjoying it, and it brings smiles every day!

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Mother
  • Occasion: Christmas

EDGUBI

From Texas

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02/18/2023

"Very cute, although one was missing the loop"

One of these six birds arrived missing the loop but thats not on the artist and I just used some nylon thread that I had to hang it. The birbs themselves are very cute little chonkers.

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Tropical Birds, Handmade Ceramic Bird Christmas Ornaments (Set of 6)

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Daniel

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02/18/2023

"Super cute cats!"

The artist really captures the frisky feline facial expressions cat lovers know so well. I love the bright colors and rustic charm of these ornaments. Great find!

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Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

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.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

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.

Confronting Adversity

Confronting Adversity

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.

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Job Creator

Jose provides employment to several people within his community.

 
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