Nicaraguan Pottery 8-inch Dragonfly Vase
This artisan creation, handcrafted in Nicaragua, is meticulously etched and painted with dragonflies and flowers, and designed with a gently rounded octagonal shape. The piece has eclectic appeal, and will add artistic flair to your home decor. Some of the world's most distinctive pottery is created in San Juan de Oriente, Nicaragua, a small village nestled among volcanos alongside a picturesque lagoon. In a typical village scene, you're likely to see ox carts delivering clay and other materials to the various workshops. The clay is thrown on a kick wheel to form the shape, then painted using mineral oxides. In the next step, the pieces are carved, sgraffito style, using homemade tools typically fashioned from the spokes of a bicycle wheel. Once the carving is complete, the objects are baked in a wood-burning kiln constructed from adobe bricks. Polishing completes the creative process. The final product is a truly beautiful object, the result of many hours of loving labor at the hands of gifted artisans. Due to handcrafting, variations should be expected and add to originality of each piece.
- Designed and handcrafted in Nicaragua; collectible, artisan quality
- Hand etched and painted with dragonflies and flowers
- Gently rounded 8-sided shape; not for use with water
- Each is unique, so variations in patterns and colors should be expected
- Approximately 5 x 8 inches (DxH); signed by the artist
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