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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 (120)
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
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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120

From Cornelia/Georgia/USA

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06/01/2021

"Nice variety"

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Gave as annual Christmas ornaments to my family members.

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  • Christmas gifts

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Christmas Star, Artisan Crafted Ceramic Christmas Ornaments (Set of 6)

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05/28/2021

"Birds On a branch"

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My family loves the birds and so do our flying birds do as well. They are beautiful

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04/21/2021

"Very lovely"

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As pictured. Great gift - love the colors.

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03/23/2021

"Fun and Well Made"

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These little guys are great. I love variety and coloring. Each is its own work of art. I am completely pleased and definately recommend them.

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From New York

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03/23/2021

"Something a little different"

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The colors of these beautiful stars brought a bit of variety to my tree this year.

Best Uses

  • Ornaments, gifts

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03/18/2021

"Beautiful"

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I purchased these gorgeous Christmas trees for their natual, warm and authentic feel. They certainly did not disappoint! Each is unique in its hand designed beauty. I definatly recommend them. I am so looking forward to displaying them this next year!

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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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