Nicaraguan Pottery 8-inch Pledge Pot with Bird Motif
- Designed and handcrafted in Nicaragua by talented artisans
- Hand-painted then meticulously carved; braided handle
- Approximately 6 x 8 inches (DxH); each is unique and may vary from photos
- Highly collectible, brings a timeless expression of Central American culture to your home
- Signed by the artist; not for use with food or water, wipe clean, do not immerse
An intriguing piece with a sense of antiquity, this handcrafted jug is painted in marbleized green then meticulously carved with intricate birds and leaves.
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 adds luster and completes the creative process. The final product is a uniquely lovely object, the result of many hours of loving labor at the hands of gifted artisans.
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