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Terracotta mini ornament set, 'Noah's Ark Friends' (Set of 30) - Terracotta AnimalsMini Ornaments (Set of 30)

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

byJose Arriola: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (126)
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.

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 Central Americaicon info
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  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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126

Jennifer

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07/27/2021

"Wonderful tiny creatures"

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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"

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So cute and well crafted

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Roberta

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08/15/2021

"Beautiful"

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Very colorful! Love!

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

Peggy Sue

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08/12/2021

"Colorful Angels"

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I love these colorful angels! They really brighten up my Christmas tree. Where I live it is very dark in the winter and bright angels cheer everything up.

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Happy Angels, Ceramic ornaments (Set of 6)

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Pamela

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07/15/2021

"good luck charms"

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beautiful crafted colorful birds that I keep as good luck charms

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Timothy

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06/28/2021

"Lovely"

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I love seahorses and these beautiful ones are very special. Definately recommend these handsome guys. Thanks Jose and Novica!

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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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