Lg Mermaids Last Supper Ceramic Figurines Mexican Folk Art Ocumicho Collectible

$ 239.99
  • Mexican Ceramic "Last Supper with Mermaids".

  • Long- 17-3/4"
  • Tall- 12 1/2"
  • Width- 4 1/2"

  • These whimsical and collectible was pieces were made by Octavio Esteban Reyes. He learned this wonderful folk art from his native Ocumicho.
  • The town is in Michoacán, Mexico.

  • There are 13 Mermaids holding Watermelon. They are having their last supper on a colorful platform.
  • The table has bananas, water melon slices, a fish and other foods.
  • The background has an arch with flowers and leaves.

  • Ocumicho diablitos (little devils) and mermaids are important to the region’s religious celebrations.

  • Popular with collectors, well-conceived diablitos can provide a dependable income to traditional artists and Octavio stands out as one of the region’s best.

  • The traditional technique for making Ocumicho diablos art starts with local clay, which is abundant in this area of Michoacán. The clay is shaped by hand into figurines, which are then painted with brushes made of human hair.

  • The devils are used mainly in two holidays in the Ocumicho region, Christmas and Holy Week, where they appear in dances and as decoration.

  • Octavio, who began making mermaids, fish and diablitos at the age of 12, now runs a family workshop in his hometown. His diablitos or little devils are favorites locally and around Mexico. Octavio across the country

  • This is a fun ceramic piece can be added to your home, of an office or as a gift.

  • We will make that your little devils are extremely well packed and insured.

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