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Central American Ceramic Bird Ornaments (Set of 6), "Forest Birds"

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"In Guatemala, we have more than 720 bird species, but few people seem to care about preserving their habitat. This is my way of showing some of our tropical birds and sharing my respect for nature," Jose Arriola says. Working in ceramic, he creates a set of six ornaments. A toucan, a scarlet macaw and a crested carpenter bird are joined by the almost-endangered blue ocellated turkey and two bright parrots. The ornaments arrive with a pouch of handloomed cotton.

  • 0.18 kgs
  • 0.4 lbs
  • Ornaments (each, average): 2.5 cm H x 4 cm W x 10 cm D
  • Ornaments (each, average): 1" H x 1.6" W x 3.9" D
  • Bag: 17.8 cm L x 14 cm W
  • Bag: 7" L x 5.5" W

  • Ceramic, polyester cord, cotton bag
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central America
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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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06/20/2016

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"Cute little ornaments!"

Sweet little ornaments, in a set of six.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Nieces and nephews
  • Occasion: Christmas

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11/07/2016

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"Beautifully made"

Each little bird is a work of art! We laughed and were so delighted by each one as we opened them, thank you.

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03/19/2018

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"A colorful flock of birds for my kitchen"

I love these birds. They hang year round in my kitchen window. They are joined by other Fair Trade bird ornaments from around the world.

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8 Testimonials for Jose Arriola

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Pat

Montana, USA

We are very delighted with the whimsical birds which now hang on our Christmas tree. They are brightly colored and well detailed. Love the toucan!
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Bobbi Jo

New Jersey/United States

I purchased star ornaments for my best friend for Christmas. She, her husband, and each of her children were able to pick a star for their own. They loved it!

yvonne

 
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