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Earth-Toned Toucan Chorotega Pottery Decorative Wall Art, "Toucan's Call"

byIlsa Chavarria: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (3)
A toucan chatters from his perch against a background of warm, earthy orange on... more

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A toucan chatters from his perch against a background of warm, earthy orange on this ceramic wall art. Handcrafted by Chorotega pottery artisan Ilsa Chavarría of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica, the round decorative plaque is bordered with a dark red curved line motif and rimmed in black. Maguey fiber cord is threaded through the top of the plaque for easy display.

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.

  • 0.38 kgs
  • 0.8 lbs
  • 1 cm H x 18.5 cm Diam.
  • 0.4" H x 7.25" Diam.

  • Ceramic, maguey cord
  • Signed by the artist
  • Intended as wall decor
  • 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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From OREGON CITY

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10/10/2018

"toucan wall art"

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I love this ceramic piece of art. I have on my wall, and it is beautiful. Well worth the price. I love toucan birds, someday would love to see real ones in Brazil, but this will do in the mean time.

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Toucan's Call, Earth-Toned Toucan Chorotega Pottery Decorative Wall Art

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From OREGON CITY

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01/15/2020

"Butterfly Ceramic wall art"

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Very beautiful! I have a different one but made from the same artist. This one goes well hanging on the other side of that other one , in between is my hutch. I love butterflies. They remind me of summertime! Thank you to the artist!

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  • wall hanging

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From Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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12/06/2019

"Beautiful!!"

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This ceramic piece is so beautiful. Love the warm earthy colors and the beauty of this wall art. Love the story of how it is made. Would love to see more new items from this artist. Would buy from again. Highly recommend this artist.

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