Sea Turtle Ceramic Wall Art from Costa Rica, "Sea and Earth"
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A dark sea turtle spreads its limbs on this piece of ceramic wall art. Handcrafted by Chorotega pottery artisan Ilsa Chavarria of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica, the round decorative plaque is bordered with a burnt orange helix motif. Maguey fiber cord is threaded through the top of the plaque for easy display.
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.
- 0.38 kgs
- 0.8 lbs
- 1 cm H x 18.5 cm Diam.
- 0.4" H x 7.25" Diam.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.