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Monarch World Hand-Painted Butterfly Ceramic Sculpture from Mexico

Monarch World Hand-Painted Butterfly Ceramic Sculpture from Mexico

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-367697

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.

Exploring a world of calla lilies and vibrant circular flowers, beautiful monarch butterflies are depicted in this traditional 'tree of life' sculpture by Mexican artisan Javier Ramirez. He diligently crafts each figurine from ceramic and paints it by hand, assembled by steel wire.

Not intended for use with candles.

  • materials: Ceramic, steel
  • For decorative use only
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Signed by the artist
6.25 in. H x 5.5 in. W x 2.7 in. D

Artisan Information

Javier Ramirez

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I have worked in ceramic art for some time. I find it enchanting to work in a way that allows you to be yourself, where you work with your abilities and talents. I especially enjoy the possibility to create infinitely. In fact, I remember on one occasion, we created a tree of life inspired by the famous television series El Chavo del Ocho.

I love the tradition of trees of life and power, specifically those from the pre-Hispanic era during the evangelization of the Olmec villages. This was the time when the pagan gods were replaced by the new Christian saints.

"It is an exciting challenge to continue creating colorful designs that reflect those beautiful traditions that characterize us as a nation, such as the trees of life from Metepec in Mexico State, as well as those of Matamoros and Acatlan in Puebla. In previous times, these trees of life were used in religious rituals, and they were considered traditional gifts for recently married couples because they represent fertility and an abundant harvest. However, now the majority of them are made with commercial intent.

"During the creative process, each piece is made by hand. We dig the clay from our Mexican soil. After we knead and shape it, the objects we craft are left to dry in the outdoors. Then, we fire them in the kiln and finish them with paints and decorative elements.

"I work with the support of my family members, who also love this wonderful artisanal activity, which is my source of inspiration for my daily work. I want to leave my mark on this beautiful tradition and, in this way, teach my children the value of doing what inspires you."

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.

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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.

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