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Ceramic Small Church w Bells/Nativity Scene Mexican Fine Folk Art Filigree

$ 89.99
  • Gorgeous Small Ceramic Church

  • Tall- 4 3/4"
  • Wide- 3 1/4"
  • Deep- 1 3/4"

  • Award winning Manuela Villanueva Vázquez lives in the Pueblo of Santa María Atzompa, Oaxaca.

  • She continues the tradition innovated by her late husband, Joel Velasco, of filigree style decoration of ceramic miniatures. Miniatures include tiny hands with nativity scenes, cups, round decorations etc.

  • This gorgeous and detailed filigree tiny church has a tiny nativity scene and moving bells.

  • Tiny pieces of clay of a different color are applied by hand to create the filigree effect.

  • Filigree decoration is a detailed process which uses a sharp objects such as a needle or and other very sharp objects to add to the figurine.

  • First the design is formed by hand, then Manuela, drawing the desired pattern on the wet clay.

  • Then tiny pieces of clay are applied by hand to create the filigree effect.
  • Manuela takes weeks or months to make the these tiny churches and other pieces of art depending how big or small it is.

  • Wonderful for your home or as a gift for someone special. We will make sure it is extremely well packed and insured.

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