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Handcrafted Christmas Ceramic Ornaments (Set of 6), "Crescent Moon"

byJose Arriola: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (95)
Shaped of terracotta and painted by hand, the crescent moon has a cheerful... more

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

  • 0.14 kgs
  • 0.3 lbs
  • Each: 6 cm H x 5 cm W x 1 cm D
  • Each: 2.4" H x 2" W x 0.4" D
  • Bag: 17.78 cm L x 13.97 cm W
  • Bag: 7" L x 5.5" W

  • 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
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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95

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01/12/2018

"Hang them all year round"

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These are beautifully painted, so much detail - tiny detail! I'm hanging these and my painted stars all year round - not just for the Christmas tree.

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Crescent Moon, Handcrafted Christmas Ceramic Ornaments (Set of 6)

Verified Reviewer

06/22/2016

"colorful and fun"

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While I got these to sell as Christmas ornaments, they are suitable for any time of year. Lovely intricate designs!

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Crescent Moon, Handcrafted Christmas Ceramic Ornaments (Set of 6)

Verified Reviewer

06/21/2016

"Crescen moons"

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Gorgeous ornaments. Every detail, color. Lots of love in this work. Love it!

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Crescent Moon, Handcrafted Christmas Ceramic Ornaments (Set of 6)

Verified Reviewer

10/30/2019

"whimsical celestial moons"

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Beautifully painted crescent moons, each one is different

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Crescent Moon, Handcrafted Christmas Ceramic Ornaments (Set of 6)

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10/16/2019

"Luna!"

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These are magic! I split them up to give as individual Christmas gifts.

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Crescent Moon, Handcrafted Christmas Ceramic Ornaments (Set of 6)

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07/31/2018

"Lovely Gifts"

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I bought these to split up as holiday gifts. They are so beautifully crafted. Nice detailing and work.

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Crescent Moon, Handcrafted Christmas Ceramic Ornaments (Set of 6)

Verified Reviewer

06/23/2020

"wonderful Hummingbirds mobile!"

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This beautiful mobile hangs over my dinning area. I see it everyday and it never ceases to give me joy as I look at those darling hummingbirds. Each one is in a different color and hanging in a different position. Love the mobile!

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06/22/2020

"Truly magical"

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My mom received her gift today and she was extremely happy! She showed me pictures, the moons were beautifully painted, loved every details. Package was so carefully wrapped it took her a while to open it and she also said that she didn t want to open the gift box as it was too adorable to. Thank you so much Mr Arriola for making her smile.

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05/15/2020

"Cutest hummingbirds!"

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A fantastic addition to my bird artesania collection!

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05/12/2020

"Very Cute and Fun!"

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A great gift for anyone who likes owls. A cheerful outdoor decoration.

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  • Outdoor decoration

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Verified Reviewer

05/07/2020

"Brightens our home"

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If you want a handmade jet, this is it. This mobile is beautifully made and the care the artist took to execute this is obvious. We hung it by our front door. Its great. We love it!

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Cyn

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04/03/2020

"Hummingbird Heaven"

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I love how beautifully these hummingbirds are painted in bright colors! I have it hanging outside next to my hummingbird feeders. It?s so realistic that hummingbirds often hover near it to take a look! It makes a gentle, lovely sound in the breeze. Thank you to the artist for their handiwork and for the joy that this hummingbird brings me!

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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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