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Ceramic ornaments (Set of 6), "Shooting Stars"

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Bright stars shooting across the Guatemalan skies welcome the holiday season as... more

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Bright stars shooting across the Guatemalan skies welcome the holiday season as a set of cheerful ornaments. Jose Arriola handcrafts the ornaments of ceramic and paints them with acrylics. Each of the six ornaments hangs from bright red ribbons, and the set arrives in a traditional cotton pouch woven on a pedal-loom.

  • 0.12 kgs
  • 0.3 lbs
  • Each: 9 cm H x 4.5 cm W x 0.75 cm D
  • Each: 3.5" H x 1.8" W x 0.3" D
  • Pouch: 17.8 cm L x 14 cm W
  • Pouch: 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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11/22/2020

"Bright colorful christmas decor"

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Purchased shooting stars, along with several of the Joses Earth Angels to create a bright festive theme for my first winter in New England.

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01/27/2020

"Christmas Ornaments For Grandchildren"

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My grandchildren loved receiving these falling stars.

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11/22/2017

"Beautiful!"

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I come from a large family but still like to share gifts at Christmas. These are the perfect solution. They come as a set of six so theres one for everyone. The painting one each one is unique, detailed and ever so colorful. A reminder in my family that life is beautiful but fleeting. Shine on Shelley!

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03/04/2021

"Tree of Life"

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Reminds us of our years in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

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02/18/2021

"So adorable"

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Colors are vibrant and beautiful

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02/16/2021

"Color & pincel master!"

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Wow, the tiniest detail is beautifully painted. These were given as individual gifts for my “lunáticas” group of girlfriends. They were all in love with their moons asking where I got them! So I told them :) I must say though, that despite the super careful eco packaging, two of the moons arrived each with a corner broken. (Crazy glue works magic.) Nonetheless, something to keep in mind in future shipments. Anyway, gracias! Eres un absoluto y real artista.

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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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