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Ceramic mobile, 'Twelve Colorful Owls' - Handcrafted Ceramic Owl Mobile from Guatemala Curate

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Twelve Colorful Owls Handcrafted Ceramic Owl Mobile from Guatemala

"I find owls to be fascinating," Jose Arriola says. "As nocturnal hunters, they... more

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"I find owls to be fascinating," Jose Arriola says. "As nocturnal hunters, they have an important place in Maya legend." A dozen bright birds hover in midair, depicted in ceramic. They are arranged to form a circular spiral as they hang from colorful cords.

  • 0.75 kgs
  • 1.7 lbs
  • Mobile: 71.12 cm H x 15.24 cm Diam.
  • Mobile: 28" H x 6" Diam.
  • Each figure (12): 5.5 cm H x 5 cm W x 1.5 cm D
  • Each figure (12): 2.2" H x 2" W x 0.6" D

  • Ceramic, nylon cords
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central America
Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Jose creates the most beautiful ceramic ornaments and figurines. His family has lived in Antigua for over 100 years and he takes great pride in practicing the same techniques his ancestors used to create ceramic pieces. He wishes to help this tradition continue and he teaches anyone in his community who has an interest to learn.

Jose's beautiful work and his preservation of cultural techniques has brought him recognition in national exhibitions and his municipality even created a video showing the process of how he created 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 study expenses.

Jose has been dealing with diabetes for over 17 years. His condition has cause 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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Jose Arriola

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Jose Arriola

Ceramic ornaments and figurines

Central America
8 artist reviews

8 Testimonials for Jose Arriola

Pat

Montana, USA

We are very delighted with the whimsical birds which now hang on our Christmas tree. They are brightly colored and well detailed. Love the toucan!

Bobbi Jo

New Jersey/United States

I purchased star ornaments for my best friend for Christmas. She, her husband, and each of her children were able to pick a star for their own. They loved it!

yvonne

 
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