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Ceramic decorative vessel, 'Nicoya's Story' - Earth-Toned Chorotega Pottery Handmade Decorative Vessel

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Earth-Toned Chorotega Pottery Handmade Decorative Vessel, "Nicoya's Story"

This ceramic decorative vessel is handcrafted by Chorotega pottery artisan Harry... more

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This ceramic decorative vessel is handcrafted by Chorotega pottery artisan Harry García of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. The small, round vessel is a warm orange with bands of dark brown and red featuring geometric and curved motifs. The vessel stands on three ceramic triangular feet.

Chorotega pottery is completely handmade with traditional techniques passed down through the generations for 3,000 years, and one of the last surviving cultural elements of the Chorotega people indigenous to Costa Rica's Guanacaste region and Nicoya Peninsula. Chorotega pottery is made from local clay mixed with a very fine freshwater sand. The artisans shape the clay on hand-operated pottery wheels and hand-polish the art piece to give it a smooth texture and luster. Designs are etched by hand and the pieces are painted with natural pigments made from pulverized local colored rocks mixed with water, then fired in traditional wood-burning brick kilns. The result is a beautiful, earthen pottery unique to this region.

  • 0.49 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • 11 cm H x 11.5 cm Diam.
  • 4.3" H x 4.5" Diam.

  • Ceramic
  • Not watertight
  • For decorative use only
  • Signed by the artist
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Costa Rica.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central Americaicon info
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Dr. Anne

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03/13/2022

"Tortugas!"

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Great addition to my collection of Turtles!

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Bab

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01/25/2022

"Very nice vase"

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I love it. Its more beautiful than on the picture.

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Nicoya's Vitality, Handmade Earth-Toned Chorotega Pottery Decorative Round Vase

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