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Terracotta AnimalsMini Ornaments (Set of 30), "Noah's Ark Friends"

This whimsical collection of elephants, butterflies, turtles, birds, giraffes... more

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This whimsical collection of elephants, butterflies, turtles, birds, giraffes, tigers, monkeys, frogs, alpacas, and dogs will help you create the most unique Christmas tree you've ever seen. Jose Arriola painstakingly handcrafts and hand-paints each tiny piece in terracotta and adds a loop for hanging. They arrive with a cotton bag for easy storage.

Please note: Animal assortment and colors may vary slightly.

Jose Arriola learned the art of ceramics from his mother. His work is inspired by old Mayan traditions and the bright colors of his homeland.

  • 76 grams
  • 0.2 lbs
  • Largest Piece: 2.5 cm L x 2.4 cm W
  • Largest Piece: 1" L x 0.9" W
  • Smallest Piece: 1.5 cm L x 1 cm W
  • Smallest Piece: 0.6" L x 0.4" W
  • Bag: 18 cm L x 13 cm W
  • Bag: 7" L x 5" W

  • Terracotta, cotton bag
  • 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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Jennifer

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07/27/2021

"Wonderful tiny creatures"

I could not be happier with these mini ornaments. The level of detail is great for such a small ornament. I purchased these to put in an advent calendar and they will be perfect. Thank you!

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Noah's Ark Friends, Terracotta AnimalsMini Ornaments (Set of 30)

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Alice

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06/29/2021

"Tiny ornaments"

So cute and well crafted

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Robin

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12/12/2023

"Owl be talking to you!"

These two owls are irresistibly! They look so chatty, dont they?! Just looking at them makes me smile. I am making them my spirit animal! They are right next to another Novica product; a two sided cat! I just got a lovely porcelain Robin bird for my birthday. The five of them are near me on my side table. A round Robin. Thats an old term for people seated around a table. They remind me of parrots bopping around and it makes me laugh. If Jose Arriola reads this, I love the birds so much! Thank you for your artistry.

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  • They are ornamental so they don't do much but I could almost swear she winked at me!

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Myself
  • Occasion: 'just because'

Alexis

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10/25/2023

"Ornaments"

I bought these last Christmas to put on my mini tree. Unique, and its hard to choose which piece is my favorite. Its a toss-up between the mango and aguacate! Thank you José.

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Vibrant unique

Best Uses

  • Decorating

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Susan

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09/30/2023

"These are lovely!"

More substantial and pretty than I expected. And I loved being able to show my grandchildren the video showing how they are made.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Granddaughter
  • Occasion: Christmas

robin

From Tennessee

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09/03/2023

"Blue cat tv control holder"

Nice painting jobs on this handy item.

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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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