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Ceramic vessel, 'Maya Divinity'

Item # 47707
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Standing on three jaguar heads, this vessel honors the legacy of El Salvador's Maya culture. "This is a replica from the Maya Pipil group, and we used the same ceramic techniques they develop over a thousand years ago," explains Oscar Rodolfo Mendoza. The terracotta vessel is painted by hand with dyes obtained from achiote seeds, as well as with acrylic paints.
  • Not watertight
  • For decorative use only
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • 5.5" H x 5.5" W x 5.5" D
  • Weight: 1.5 lb
  • Ceramic
  • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

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Artisan: Oscar Rodolfo Mendoza

Artisan Oscar Rodolfo Mendoza Oscar Rodolfo Mendoza says, 'I love my country and our handicrafts are a reflection of El Salvador. I'm strongly attracted to the Maya culture and pre-Hispanic ceramics. It would be a shame if this tradition were lost, so we teach new artists the ancient techniques. We don't only craft objects that are pretty. They are linked to history and the ancient Maya culture, one of the most important in the history of humanity. Despite the centuries, ours is a culture that is still alive.'

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