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Set of 3 Hand-painted Cardinal-themed Ceramic Figurines, "Cardinal Family"

Jose Arriola uses the traditional Guatemalan technique of working ceramics at high temperatures on wood and charcoal-fueled grills just like the... more

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Jose Arriola uses the traditional Guatemalan technique of working ceramics at high temperatures on wood and charcoal-fueled grills just like the Mayans did centuries ago. He paints by hand this set of three cardinal-shaped figurines and then they are ready to add color to your living spaces.

  • 6 grams
  • 0.21 oz
  • Largest Piece: 1.6 cm H x 1.6 cm W x 3.7 cm D
  • Largest Piece: 0.6" H x 0.6" W x 1.5" D
  • Smallest Piece: 1.2 cm H x 1.2 cm W x 2.2 cm D
  • Smallest Piece: 0.5" H x 0.5" W x 0.9" D

  • Ceramic
  • Not a toy and not intended for use in or near cribs, beds, playpens, or carriages
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Warning: Choking Hazard. Small parts -- not for children under 3 years.
  • Made in Guatemala
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Guatemalaicon info
  • Product ID: 421986
Jose Arriola
Jose Arriola

Central America

Ceramic ornaments and figurines

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Travele

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Jun 05, 2024

So cute!”

Love this mini pieces! Perfect gift for friends who don t a lot of “stuff”

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Cardinal Family, Set of 3 Hand-painted Cardinal-themed Ceramic Figurines

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Travele

From North America

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Jun 30, 2024

Perfect gift!”

I can t wait to give this as a gift. Perfect for someone who has everything and not much space in their home! Thank you!

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Alice

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Jun 21, 2024

Great little treasures.”

I purchased a set last year to give as gifts- All who received one absolutely love them. They have festive nature about them and they are made with love and excellent craftsmanship. I will be back. Thank you, José.

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Mrs N

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Jun 20, 2024

Beautiful seahorses!”

The seahorses are beautiful, just as pretty and colourful as the picture. Thank you Jose.

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Julie

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May 12, 2024

Colorful Seahorses”

I purchased these colorful, handpainted seahorses to add to my Ocean-themed Christmas tree. I cant wait to see them displayed on the tree next Christmas!

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Terry

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May 04, 2024

Great gut tags/tree ornaments”

Delightful ceramic ornaments. They made great gift tags to be used later on recipients own trees .

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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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