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Colors Handcrafted Ceramic Folk Art Mask (Pair)

Colors Handcrafted Ceramic Folk Art Mask (Pair)

Regular price $82.95
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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-14381

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.

Bright primary colors light up these ceramic masks by Salomon Ruiz. The masks were shaped from ceramic and fired at a high temperature. Ruiz uses his masks to represent iconographies of ancient Peruvian cultures like the Chavin, Nazca, and Moche. The brilliant colors of the masks ensure that they will look beautiful wherever they are placed.

  • materials: Ceramic
Smallest Piece: 13.5 in. H x 5 in. W x 2.2 in. D; Largest Piece: 13.75 in. H x 4.7 in. W x 2.4 in. D

Artisan Information

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The artistry of Salomon Ruiz has been featured in the East Valley Tribune.

"I was born in 1946 in Ancash, Peru. I am a self-taught artist, dedicating myself to ceramics and craftmaking since my youth. I specialize in masks influenced by the Vicus, Moche, and Nazca cultures. I focus largely on the mix of form and color; despite a lack of formal training I have created a unique, personal style. I try to always remember my roots, while also learning from my readings and travels. Everyday I hope to improve myself, and achieve a style that is both gratifying for me and for those who are interested in my work. Now that I know my art will reach many people, I dedicate all my efforts and emotion into creating pieces that will resonate in your hearts and minds. Thank you."

Ruiz uses a unique process in which he first shapes the piece by hand from clay. After firing it at a temperature of 1832°F, he applies bright enamels and gilt. The finished piece is then bathed in a coat of clear enamel, which protects and enhances the vivid and expressive use of color.

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.

Shipping

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.

Returns

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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