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Ceramic jewelry box, 'Honored Turtle'

Item # 37162
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Bluebirds alight on a whimsical turtle whose shell is covered with flowers. Pedro and María work in ceramic to create this delightful jewelry box. Signed by the artisans, it is perfect for keeping personal treasures. For Pedro and María, each piece is a unique work of art, thus colors and motifs may vary slightly from those pictured. Made in Mexico.

  • Signed by the artist
  • Color(s) may vary slightly
  • Motif(s) may vary slightly
  • 4.9" W x 3.7" H x 7.3" D
  • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

Ships directly from our partner office in Mexico. Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping, and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes.

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Artisan: Pedro and Maria

Artisan Pedro and Maria

"Hi, my name is Pedro and Maria is my wife and partner. We are both from the state of Guerrero, Mexico. We come from a beautiful city surrounded by lush vegetation that inspires many artists. This area is renowned for ceramic works of arts.

"I've always been of a curious nature. My mother used to craft ceramic masks and one day, when I was 12 years old, I bought some paint and brushes and began to paint her ceramics. Nobody had ever taught me, for no one in my family painted their ceramic masks. They just sold them for others to paint.

"When I was 16 years old I decided to go on my own to the state of Jalisco, because I knew there was an artistic community where I would be able to sell my work. I was painting on amate paper as well as decorating masks, which I began to sell at arts and crafts markets. I saved the money I earned to buy more paints and go home once in a while."

Maria continues, "We always work together, trying to save money so that we can get the best education we can for our children. Love and hope keep us together and fill us with happiness, happiness we wish to transmit through our art, and into our customers' hearts."

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