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Red Owl-shaped Ceramic Mini Figurine Handmade in Guatemala, "Summer Tecolote"

In the náhuatl tongue, a specific type of Central American owl was known as... more

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In the náhuatl tongue, a specific type of Central American owl was known as tecolote and now that word is used as a general synonym for this magnificent bird in that part of the world. This ceramic mini figurine in red, designed by Guatemalan artisan Jose Arriola, pays tribute to the unique tecolote and is a wonderful addition to your home or office decor.

  • 18 grams
  • 0.63 oz
  • 4.4 cm H x 3.5 cm W x 3 cm D
  • 1.7" H x 1.4" W x 1.2" D

  • Ceramic
  • Not a toy and not intended for use in or near cribs, beds, playpens, or carriages
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Guatemalaicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

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.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

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.

Confronting Adversity

Confronting Adversity

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.

Job Creator

Job Creator

Jose provides employment to several people within his community.

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