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Fair Trade Christmas Ceramic Ornaments (Set of 6), "Lord of the Sun"

byJose Arriola: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (120)
Shaped of terracotta and painted by hand, Old Sol has a cheerful smile. Jose... more

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Shaped of terracotta and painted by hand, Old Sol has a cheerful smile. Jose Arriola creates a set of six ornaments with the colors of Guatemala. Birds, flowers and ladybugs adorn the sun disks. They arrive in a colorful storage pouch made from handloomed cotton.

  • 0.18 kgs
  • 0.4 lbs
  • Each: 7 cm H x 7 cm W x 0.75 cm D
  • Each: 2.8" H x 2.8" W x 0.3" D
  • Bag: 17.78 cm L x 13.97 cm W
  • Bag: 7" L x 5.5" W

  • Ceramic, polyester cord, cotton bag
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central Americaicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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12/30/2017

"Sun sun sun !"

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Love the bright detail make me happy. Great quality s

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From Connecticut

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09/28/2017

"Wonderful gifts"

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I sent these to relatives living far away-- they are a small, but intricate and beautifully wrought-- gift!

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Aunt
  • Occasion: Christmas
From Seattle, usa

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09/07/2017

"Ceramic ornaments 'Lord of the Sun'"

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These are so happy and bright. They have a wonderful thickness to the ceramic, even slightly raised on the facial features. What looks like a mustache is a birds beak on the face. The decorative motif is on the front/face side only, but with full color on the back. I'm hanging them all over the place, not waiting for Christmas.

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01/12/2017

"Beautiful ceramic ornaments"

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I have a "year round tree" and just recieved Jose"s sun ornaments and also his bird ornaments!!! Stunning colors and workmanship. Exactly as described and packaged very securely!! Will definitely more from this Artist!!

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06/21/2016

"Review"

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Several for me, several to share. I'm decorating my Christmas tree with ornaments from as many different countries as I can get. One of these will always represent Guatemala.

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12/13/2019

"Great Christmas gift"

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My sister and brother-in-law loved them

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Sister
  • Occasion: Christmas
From Cornelia/Georgia/USA

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06/01/2021

"Nice variety"

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Gave as annual Christmas ornaments to my family members.

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  • Christmas gifts

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Christmas Star, Artisan Crafted Ceramic Christmas Ornaments (Set of 6)

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05/28/2021

"Birds On a branch"

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My family loves the birds and so do our flying birds do as well. They are beautiful

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04/21/2021

"Very lovely"

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As pictured. Great gift - love the colors.

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03/23/2021

"Fun and Well Made"

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These little guys are great. I love variety and coloring. Each is its own work of art. I am completely pleased and definately recommend them.

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From New York

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03/23/2021

"Something a little different"

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The colors of these beautiful stars brought a bit of variety to my tree this year.

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  • Ornaments, gifts

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03/18/2021

"Beautiful"

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I purchased these gorgeous Christmas trees for their natual, warm and authentic feel. They certainly did not disappoint! Each is unique in its hand designed beauty. I definatly recommend them. I am so looking forward to displaying them this next year!

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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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