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Christmas Messengers Dove Ornaments - Set of 6

Christmas Messengers Dove Ornaments - Set of 6

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Product Features
Working with Fair Trade certified organizations is an important part of what we do. This product is made by artisans that are fairly compensated for their skilled work, and helps provide a living wage as well as safe work conditions.

Dainty dove ornaments are handcrafted by Zolia Davila. Featuring an opening that holds a tiny scroll so they can carry a Christmas message. In colonial Peru, the birds represented freedom and carried messages from one place to another.

  • Ceramic & canson paper scrolls
  • Handmade in & fairly traded from Peru

Due to the handmade nature of this product, exact color, size and motif may vary.

Artisan Information

Zoila Davila

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I lived at home with my parents until I finished school, then I took courses in making flowers for bridal veils, among other subjects. As time went by, my interest in handicrafts grew and I took all the courses I could until I discovered ceramics. I didn't find it difficult and fell in love with this medium.

I began to earn my living from what I enjoy most — ceramics. We had a difficult moment when Peru changed its currency. This affected me a lot because, by then, I had three children to support and needed to be both mother and father to them.

"However, I tried to overcome all these difficulties in order to achieve my goals, such as buying a piece of land and finding more clients.

"I've been a ceramist since 1986 and use my imagination to create designs that are different and original. At first, I had to work at it, just like when you begin anything new. But after about a year, I was able to.

"Most of my learning has been by trial and error. After many years, I began teaching ceramics classes in schools and also to older people. At the moment, I work with red clay and the most interesting thing about this art is that each new model is a challenge. Creating the design you have in mind is sometimes harder than it seemed.

"I've always worked with my children. My oldest daughter designs our new models, my son looks for new clients and my youngest daughter helps me paint and glaze our ceramics. So in the end, we all have something to do in the workshop — craft pieces, fire them and glaze them. We do all this to make sure to bring you the quality you expect."

Zoila Davila was recognized as a woman entrepreneur by APEC-PERU in 2012. In 2014, she received the Exporters of Peru award for her outstanding trajectory. And she was recognized by the Embassy of Peru in Colombia for representing the Artisans of Peru in 2016.

Supplier Information

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NOVICA was started with a dream to create a better world for artisans, because a better world for artisans is a better world for all.

Along the way, the founders of NOVICA discovered something very important - as artisans around the world succeeded, there was also a visible and profound impact on the communities around them.

Your purchases are that powerful. They directly and indirectly provide for education, help with health care, fund basic needs, support children, preserve disappearing arts, and of course, spread happiness around the world.

The founders of NOVICA had a vision of the future that is not one of mega factories producing cookie cutter products for all to cheaply consume. Instead, a bright future that celebrates artisans who take the time to create an item by hand. A future where time is protected, where stories are told, where unique details are honored. Love, respect, inclusiveness become driving force.


United States shipping only. Expedited shipping is unavailable. Allow for 1-2 days extra processing time. This product may ship separately from other products in your order and may have longer than normal shipping timelines as it will ship directly from its country of origin.


All sales of this product are final -- we do not accept returns or issue replacements unless there is a defect with the product. Please review our Returns & Exchanges policy.

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