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Ceramic wall decor, "Solar Eclipse"

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Images of the past are immortalized through the fine ceramic work of Georgina Cabrera as she exults the art, symbols and beliefs of Mexico's great pre-Hispanic heritage. Eclipses were greatly feared by the Aztecs - it was believed that great Tzitzimime or monsters would descend upon earth and cause great havoc. A solar eclipse was referred to as Tonatiuh quallo, "the Sun is eaten," and people would come out screaming and shouting - sacrificing their own limbs and ears. Cabrera blends her artistic intuition with the beliefs of tradition resulting in a ceramic piece certain to enhance a patio décor.

Based in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Cabrera works with a special clay sent to her by her relatives from her natal Otumba. The clay comprises of three different types of clay blended with plumilla (the flower from reeds along the local riverbanks). Once the clay has taken form, it is left to dry in the sun for up to five days before baking at 450° C approximately. Finally, Cabrera uses acrylics to hand-paint the piece, providing the adequate accents for the viewer to appreciate the impressive symbols of a long admired civilization.

A proud Cabrera states: "I love to transmit my ideas through my products for people to get to know my work."

  • 1.48 kgs
  • 3.3 lbs
  • 4 cm H x 36 cm Diam.
  • 1.6" H x 14.25" Diam.

  • Ceramic
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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14

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01/19/2021

"Great item to add to my collection"

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Just as described. I love it.

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Solar Eclipse, Ceramic wall decor

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10/14/2020

"Cute but not what I expected"

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These are much smaller than I realized and I dont understand how they work but they are cute. Just wouldnt spend that much on them again

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Pre-Hispanic Puppy, Handcrafted Ceramic Pre-Hispanic Puppy Ocarina Flute

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07/27/2020

"A Grrr8 Singer Deserves a Beautiful Eagle Diver"

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I got two eagle diver Ocarinas and what a precious gift! Handmade and solid as it will accompany many musicial outings. Thank you Georgina Cabrera, for you great musicianship. Now we have to learn how to use it! We live in Venice Beach, so have to practice on the shoreline.

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Best Uses

  • Drumcircle and Recording

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Dan

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03/03/2020

"Works well!"

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My daughter loves it. The high notes actually work and its very cute! I also love the attention in the packaging and the beautiful wrapping.

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10/09/2019

"2 Makes a Pack"

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Bought 2 because my boyfriend & I are dogs in Chinese zodiac and put them in my partnership/marriage corner of house. Yes we do laugh a lot together. Hope we dont get too pot - bellied like these guys.

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07/13/2019

"Unique and whimsical!"

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This arrived in perfect condition and is just as pictured. Adding different amounts of water changes the pitch of the whistle.

Best Uses

  • fun

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Georgina Cabrera has received a $400 microcredit loan with 0% interest.

 
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