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Add a unique accent to the woodland theme in a nursery or a child's bedroom, enjoy a cup of tea with a twinkling light on your porch, or sit with a friend over a delicious meal when you decorate with one of these gorgeous, handmade luminaries!  This chipper fellow is snacking on an acorn while gracing the grassy green background of the Chipmunk Luminary.   With his chunky cheeks full of snacks and a bushy little tail, this chipmunk will be a cheerful addition to any nature-lover's space!  You'll love the soft glow of a tealight candle as it shines through the carved star openings in this piece of ceramic artwork.


Handcrafted in a family workshop in the community of San Juan de Oriente, Nicaragua, this ceramic luminary features graceful designs that are etched by hand using a sharpened bicycle spoke. Each luminary is created out of local clay, turned on a kick wheel, hand-painted, and wood-fired in a beehive-shaped kiln.


Light an aromatherapy tea light candle, a string of electric lights, or a battery-powered tea light to bring about a sense of calm.  When you invite one of these masterfully created ceramic luminaries into your home or when you share it as a gift, you are also offering a place to share the stories of the artisans in Nicaragua whose livelihoods and futures depend upon your thoughtfulness.

Measures 6" wide x 7" tall.

For use with real burning tea light candle, string of electric lights or battery operated tea light (not included).

Chipmunk Luminary

  • From Women of the Cloud Forest:

       "These unique luminaries are handcrafted by our talented artisan partner, Duilio Jimenez, in Nicaragua. They are made out of local clay, turned on a kick-wheel, sun-dried, hand-painted, and finally fired in a bee-hived shaped wood kiln. The process is amazing and the final product will surely become a family treasure."


    For more about Duilio, his wife Damarias, and the ceramicists for Women of the Cloud Forest, CLICK HERE.

  • Handmade in Nicaragua by Women of the Cloud Forest

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