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

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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
  • Signed by the artist
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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29

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04/02/2021

"beautiful"

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love this on my southwestern wall

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gorgeous heavy detail is perfect

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03/08/2021

"Bright and beautiful"

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She reminds me to be the winged women who has the power to lift up those around me.

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02/22/2021

"Love it!"

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The plate is just as pictured.

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Fish Under the Sun, Fish-Themed Ceramic Wall Art Crafted in Mexico

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From Seattle

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02/10/2021

"Whimsical Cow Refreshing"

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I just received my Whimsical Cow Plate. It is an item likely to make you smile. The cows expression is sweet. The colors are bright and cheerful. Of note: the background looked white on my computer screen. It is a mauve shade in person.

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  • table top or wall hanging, for kitchen or child's room

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Myself
  • Occasion: 'just because'

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02/03/2021

"A family keepsake"

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Will stay with us many years... So lovely

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  • Wall art

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Fish Under the Sun, Fish-Themed Ceramic Wall Art Crafted in Mexico

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12/19/2020

"Lovely decor"

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Beautiful piece of art. Could not be happier!

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Winged Woman, Ceramic Wall Art of a Winged Woman from Mexico

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The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

 
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