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Maria Doll-Themed Ceramic Wall Art from Mexico, "Happy Doll"

Smiling happily, a beautiful Maria doll is depicted in this ceramic wall plaque... more

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Smiling happily, a beautiful Maria doll is depicted in this ceramic wall plaque from Mexico. Maria Isabel Cruz creates this piece, crafted using the dry rope technique, in which a wax mixture made of magnesium oxide and fat are applied to the outlines of the image or motif prior to glazing. The wax mixture creates a barrier that keeps the different fill colors in the design separate during firing, before burning off to reveal the blackened ceramic beneath. A length of nylon cord on the back provides for easy hanging.

The charming doll originated in Mexico City when many Otomi and Mazahua people migrated to the capital in the 1970s. Due to their unique traditional clothing, the women became known as "Marias." An educational program was established for them and artist Diego Rivera's daughter, Guadalupe Rivera Marin, encouraged crafting these popular rag dolls as a way to generate income in the 1980s. Artisan women took the idea home to their Mazahua and Otomi towns and the dolls became popular throughout Mexico and abroad.

  • 0.42 kgs
  • 0.9 lbs
  • 20 cm H x 20 cm W x 2.1 cm D
  • 7.75" H x 7.75" W x 0.8" D

  • Ceramic, nylon cord
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Signed by the artist
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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Jim

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05/22/2022

"Mother s Day"

My wife loves chickens and had 3 daughters, so this was the perfect Mother s Day gift. Well made, colorful, and happy

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Jim

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05/22/2022

"Bright and Cheerful"

Happy plates from a fantastic artist. Colorful, fun and well made. Mine are brightening my outdoor fence. I have 5.

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Marina

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05/04/2022

"Happy with my purchase"

Wonderful addition to my collection! It s so beautiful and well made! Thank you

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Elizabeth

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04/18/2022

"Great Christmas gift"

Gave this whimsical gift to my sister. She put it up in her art room.

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  • This was a gift for: Sister
  • Occasion: Christmas

Robin

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02/18/2022

"Goofy and Gorgeous"

Reminds me of my Friends!

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Elisabeth

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01/31/2022

"A fun take on Frida Kahlo"

A great addition to my outdoor meditation corner as I am familiar with Friday Kahlos life and challenges.

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