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Handmade Terracotta-Colored Owl Chorotega Pottery Statuette, "Forest Wisdom"

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This ceramic owl has a contemplative gaze -- maybe he can share the wisdom of... more

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This ceramic owl has a contemplative gaze -- maybe he can share the wisdom of the forest with you. Handcrafted by Chorotega pottery artisan Elpidio Chavarría of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica, the owl statuette stands on three feet for stability, has a terracotta-colored body with detailed etching, and a head the natural sand color of the ceramic.

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.

  • 0.99 kgs
  • 2.2 lbs
  • 20 cm H x 14 cm Diam.
  • 7.75" H x 5.5" Diam.

  • Ceramic
  • Not watertight
  • For decorative use only
  • Signed by the artist
  • 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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06/10/2020

"Very nice"

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Love it but wish it were a bit bigger

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02/14/2018

"Awesome Gecko Dish!"

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Just received my dish yesterday and I?m very pleased with it. The colors are vivid, but not overbearing. Size is true to that stated on product description. Packed well and arrived very quickly. Makes a nice gift for any Gecko lover.

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Ceramic statuette, Forest Wisdom

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Elpidio Chavarria

Elpidio Chavarria

Central America

Handcrafted Chorotega style terracotta ceramics

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