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Hand Made Guatemala Chicken Bus Ceramic Replica Sculpture, "Bus to Antigua"

This brightly colored bus is on its way to Antigua. "For tourists visiting... more

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This brightly colored bus is on its way to Antigua. "For tourists visiting Guatemala, getting on a 'chicken bus' is quite an adventure, and for those of us who live here, it's part of our daily life. Hop on, find a place to sit and enjoy the ride!" says Jose Arriola of his inspiration. Working with ceramics, he sculpts a detailed replica of the legendary bus, mostly adapted from vintage school bus. "We call these 'chicken buses' because they're usually packed as full as a poultry coop," explains the Guatemalan artist.

  • 0.28 kgs
  • 0.6 lbs
  • 11.5 cm H x 14 cm W x 7 cm D
  • 4.5" H x 5.5" W x 2.8" D

  • Ceramic
  • 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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Teresa

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12/31/2018

"A Colorful Reminder of Great Trips"

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Well crafted, lots of detail and so colorful! I?ve visited Guatemala a couple times, and enjoyed traveling on these colorful buses. I liked this bus so much, I purchased another one for my traveling companion. It was shipped quickly and packaged well for its journey. Highly recommend this artist!

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  • Travel display

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Bus to Antigua, Hand Made Guatemala Chicken Bus Ceramic Replica Sculpture

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Bruce

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04/17/2022

"Absolutely beautiful!"

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So well-crafted and painted, these birds look good hanging anywhere in your house.

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Jill

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04/06/2022

"Star set of 6 wonderful!"

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Beautiful painted stars! Love them! Highly recommend!

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Michelle

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03/23/2022

"Beautiful and Bright"

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Delicate beauties! When I let NOVICA know that one had arrived broken, they got back to me the same day to say that a replacement was being sent. True old fashioned service ! Authentic artisans!

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Dr. Anne

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03/13/2022

"Tortugas!"

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Turtles of multiple colors!

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Forest

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02/23/2022

"Charming and cheering!"

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Bright, delightful tree ornaments, enjoyed by all now and every Christmas. :) These would make a sweet addition in a Christmas stocking, too.

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  • Christmas tree decoration, small gift, stocking-stuffer

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

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.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

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.

Confronting Adversity

Confronting Adversity

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.

Job Creator

Job Creator

Jose provides employment to several people within his community.

 
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