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Set of 6 Ceramic Seahorse Ornaments Handmade in Guatemala, "Seahorse Squadron"

byJose Arriola: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (95)
"When I was a little boy I loved everything that had to do with the sea and... more

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"When I was a little boy I loved everything that had to do with the sea and its creatures, especially seahorses. They are so morphologically different to the rest of the fish that I was fascinated by them. This childhood interest now inspires me to design these ornaments," confides José Arriola. The Guatemalan artisan handcrafts the ornaments of ceramic and paints each one with acrylics with different themes. The six ornaments hangs from bright red ribbons, and the set arrives in a traditional cotton pouch woven on a pedal-loom.

  • 0.15 kgs
  • 0.3 lbs
  • Each: 8.7 cm H x 4.9 cm W x 0.7 cm D
  • Each: 3.4" H x 1.9" W x 0.3" D
  • Pouch: 17.3 cm L x 14 cm W
  • Pouch: 6.75" L x 5.5" W

  • Ceramic with polyester ribbons
  • 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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95

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02/12/2019

"Delightful"

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Each one is different, well made, hand crafted and wrapped and shipped so beautifully and securely it was impressive. Thank you so much!

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Seahorse Squadron, Set of 6 Ceramic Seahorse Ornaments Handmade in Guatemala

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11/07/2016

"So detailed"

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Each one of these beautiful ornaments has its own unique details and color palette! We love them!

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Seahorse Squadron, Set of 6 Ceramic Seahorse Ornaments Handmade in Guatemala

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07/16/2018

"Little jewels!"

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These little seahorses are so beautifully crafted. Truly a feast for the eyes.

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Seahorse Squadron, Set of 6 Ceramic Seahorse Ornaments Handmade in Guatemala

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06/23/2020

"wonderful Hummingbirds mobile!"

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This beautiful mobile hangs over my dinning area. I see it everyday and it never ceases to give me joy as I look at those darling hummingbirds. Each one is in a different color and hanging in a different position. Love the mobile!

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06/22/2020

"Truly magical"

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My mom received her gift today and she was extremely happy! She showed me pictures, the moons were beautifully painted, loved every details. Package was so carefully wrapped it took her a while to open it and she also said that she didn t want to open the gift box as it was too adorable to. Thank you so much Mr Arriola for making her smile.

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05/15/2020

"Cutest hummingbirds!"

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A fantastic addition to my bird artesania collection!

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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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