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Ceramic wall art, 'Delightful Maria Doll' - Ceramic Wall Art of a Maria Doll in a Red Dress from Mexico

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Ceramic Wall Art of a Maria Doll in a Red Dress from Mexico, "Delightful Maria Doll"

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Charming and elegant, a delightful Maria doll wearing a red dress and bows in... more

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Charming and elegant, a delightful Maria doll wearing a red dress and bows in her hair decorates this ceramic plaque from Mexico. Maria Isabel Cruz creates the piece, crafted using the dry rope technique, in which a wax mixture made of magnesium oxide and fat are applied to the outlines of the image or motif prior to glazing. The wax mixture creates a barrier that keeps the different fill colors in the design separate during firing, before burning off to reveal the blackened ceramic beneath.

The charming doll originated in Mexico City when many Otomi and Mazahua people migrated to the capital in the 1970s. Due to their unique traditional clothing, the women became known as "Marias." An educational program was established for them and artist Diego Rivera's daughter, Guadalupe Rivera Marin, encouraged crafting these popular rag dolls as a way to generate income in the 1980s. Artisan women took the idea home to their Mazahua and Otomi towns and the dolls became popular throughout Mexico and abroad.

  • 0.42 kgs
  • 0.9 lbs
  • 19.8 cm H x 19.7 cm W x 2.2 cm D
  • 7.75" H x 7.75" W x 0.9" D

  • Ceramic
  • Signed by the artist
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Theresa

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09/23/2021

"Delightful!"

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Im so glad I ordered this! Its a great, whimsical splash of color where we hung it.

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Sonia

From Oakville, Ontario, CANADA

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09/23/2021

"One of my favourite plates"

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This plate was even better than shown online. I was very pleased with the picture, the bright colours, and the workmanship. It is hanging on the wall in my kitchen and it brings a smile to my face each time I pass it.

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Laurie

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09/14/2021

"Great colors and fun design!"

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This plate is super cute and fun to display. I have it displayed on my kitchen counter and it looks awesome~

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Jessica

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09/11/2021

"Love my plate"

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I love this plate. It is fun and makes me smile everytime I look at it.

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Devorah

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08/29/2021

"Happy Dance Catitos!"

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Having recently visited San Miguel de Allende, I took greatly to the art I saw but unfortunately was unable to buy due to no extra space in my carryon luggage. I am so happy that Novica provides the work of very talented artists! I love this Cat Fancy plate. I placed it in my vestibule area so that when I or someone else come in, it is right there within eyeshot! Looking at this piece of art makes me smile and that is how I want others to feel when walking through my front door! Beautiful piece of work. We just happen to have 2 youngster cats in the house, so it is very fitting.

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GWYN

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08/26/2021

"Cant wait to hang."

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This was packed extremely well. Looks even better in person. We are finishing an outdoor room, and have a spot picked out just for this guy!

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