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Orange and Black Gecko Chorotega Pottery Decorative Bowl, "Gecko's Gaze"

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A black, wide-eyed gecko looks on from the center of this ceramic decorative... more

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A black, wide-eyed gecko looks on from the center of this ceramic decorative bowl. Handcrafted by Chorotega pottery artisan Elpidio Chavarría of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica, the decorative bowl has a background of warm orange with a decorative dark red border with an etched curved line motif and is rimmed with black. The underside is also painted orange and has three triangular feet.

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.

  • 0.21 kgs
  • 0.5 lbs
  • 4 cm H x 12 cm Diam.
  • 1.6" H x 4.7" Diam.

  • Ceramic
  • Not watertight
  • 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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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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Gecko's Gaze, Orange and Black Gecko Chorotega Pottery Decorative Bowl

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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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Ceramic decorative bowl, Geckos Gaze

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Elpidio Chavarria

Elpidio Chavarria

Central America

Handcrafted Chorotega style terracotta ceramics

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