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Dive deep into an ocean of delight with this lovely Sea Turtle Luminary from Nicaragua.  With hand-etched details on its flippers and back, hand-painted shading on its body and hand-crafted traditional ceramic-making skills, this luminary will add a unique accent to the ocean 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 loved one over a delicious meal. 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).

Sea Turtle Luminary

$32.00Price
  • 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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