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Mini Tropical Fruit Ornaments (Set of 30) from Guatemala, "Tropical Flavors"

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Give your holidays a taste of the tropics with this colorful mini ornament set... more

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Give your holidays a taste of the tropics with this colorful mini ornament set by Jose Arriola. He shapes a collection of 30 tiny pieces featuring bananas, avocados, pineapples, papayas, mangoes, and other tropical delights from terracotta. Then he hand-paints each one in gorgeous bright colors. This set comes in a 100% cotton bag for easy transport and storage. Try them out as a fun centerpiece on a miniature holiday tree.

The Guatemalan artisan learned the art of ceramics from his mother. His work is inspired by old Mayan traditions and the bright colors of his homeland.

  • 76 grams
  • 0.2 lbs
  • Largest Piece: 3.5 cm L x 1.3 cm W
  • Largest Piece: 1.4" L x 0.5" W
  • Smallest Piece: 1.2 cm L x 1 cm W
  • Smallest Piece: 0.5" L x 0.4" W
  • Bag: 18 cm L x 13 cm W
  • Bag: 7" L x 5" W

  • Terracotta, cotton bag
  • 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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124

Jennifer

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07/27/2021

"Wonderful tiny creatures"

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I could not be happier with these mini ornaments. The level of detail is great for such a small ornament. I purchased these to put in an advent calendar and they will be perfect. Thank you!

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Pamela

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07/15/2021

"good luck charms"

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beautiful crafted colorful birds that I keep as good luck charms

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Alice

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06/29/2021

"Tiny ornaments"

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So cute and well crafted

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Timothy

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06/28/2021

"Lovely"

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I love seahorses and these beautiful ones are very special. Definately recommend these handsome guys. Thanks Jose and Novica!

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Linda

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06/01/2021

"Nice variety"

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Gave as annual Christmas ornaments to my family members.

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  • Christmas gifts

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Charlotte

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05/28/2021

"Birds On a branch"

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My family loves the birds and so do our flying birds do as well. They are beautiful

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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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