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Siesta / Gifts Ceramics

Browse our huge collection of creative ceramics from Mexico. We have a wide range of traditional Mexican pieces including Aztec calendars, Day of The Dead figures and statues. We also have Peruvian Ayacucho style pottery.

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Tiny Ceramic Tile

Tiny Ceramic Tile

MEX063

£0.25

 

Tiny Ceramic Tile

 

Approx: 31mm × 31mm × 5mm
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Alta Ceramic Fish Large

Alta Ceramic Fish Large

MEX038

£6.60

 

These beautiful little fish come unglazed and decorated with detailed flower motifs. Each one has been hand crafted in Jalisco, Mexico.

Approx: 7cm × 5cm × 4cm
Origin: Mexico

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Pisac Pottery Vase

Pisac Pottery Vase

PE202

£10

 

This tiny and beautifully decorated miniature vase will add a touch of Andean style to your home. Originating from the market town of Pisac, close to Cusco in Peru - an area steeped in history and famous for its Incan ruins. This vase was hand made and hand painted. 

Approx 6cm high
Origin: Peru

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Pisac Pottery Kero

Pisac Pottery Kero

PE203

£10

 

Delicate little vase hand painted by Peruvian artisans in the market town of Pisac, close to Cusco. 

Approx. 6cm high x 5cm across
Origin: Peru

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Aztec Tlaloc Mask Urn

Aztec Tlaloc Mask Urn

MEX501

£24

 

This fascinating urn features the face of the Aztec god of lightning, rain and thunder Tlaloc. As the god of rain he was revered as the giver of life and provider of soil fertility but was also feared for his lightning bolts and destructive powers.

Approx: 14cm × 13cm × 12cm
Origin: Mexico

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Jaguar Warrior Statue

Jaguar Warrior Statue

MEX500

£24

 

Jaguar warriors were a high class Aztec military unit made up of men who had proven themselves on the battlefield with a focus on being adept at capturing enemy soldiers. These statues are made in the traditional 'barro' style by a small family workshop near Texcoco, Mexico.

Approx: 22cm × 10cm × 9cm Sizes Vary
Origin: Mexico

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Tree of Life Cross

Tree of Life Cross

MEX503

£84

 

Beautiful hand crafted ceramic crosses from Mexico. Each piece features intricate detail with a unique combination of delicate fruits, flowers and leaves. With a hook on the reverse for hanging. 

Approx:
Origin: Mexico

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Small Sun Plaque

Small Sun Plaque

MEX451

£9.50

 

These charming little sun plaques are handmade in the traditional 'barro' style. Each one is fired in a small kiln before being carefully hand painted. They make for wonderful additions to any room, bringing with them a little of the Mexican sunshine.

Mixed colours
Approx: 10cm ∅
Origin: Mexico

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Mayan Urn

Mayan Urn

MEX487

£21.60

 

These vessels are reproductions of ancient Mayan pottery urns. They feature small mask detailing and are great for decoration or for educational purposes.

Approx: 16cm high and 9cm ∅
Origin: Mexico

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Primavera Tree of Life

Primavera Tree of Life

MEX476

£48

 

Made by a small one-man workshop in the colourful Mexican town of Metepec, these wonderful ceramics depict a Tree of Life. Entitled 'Primavera' or 'Spring' for the bursts of vibrant colour used in each one. The scenes include small Adam and Eve figures on either side and a central snake with the apple of temptation in its mouth.

Approx: 18cm × 16cm × 5cm
Origin: Mexico

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Jesus on Donkey Ceramic

Jesus on Donkey Ceramic

PE015

£15

 

Celebrate Palm Sunday with this stunning depiction of Jesus riding on a Donkey as he enters Jerusalem.

"The Coming of Zion's King – See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey" Zechariah 9:9

Approx: 7cm × 7cm × 3cm
Origin: Peru

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Medium Triple Death Mask

Medium Triple Death Mask

MEX454

£14.40

 

These high quality, hand painted masks depict a major Aztec preoccupation: the passage of time. Each layer shows a stage of a human's life: youth, adulthood and old age and death. The masks were traditionally worn during ceremonial events or placed upon graves.

Approx 17cm × 14cm
Origin: Mexico

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Small Serpent Head

Small Serpent Head

MEX463

£15

 

These handmade 'barro' pottery serpent heads are based on those found in various temples across Mesoamerica. Commonly referred to as the Feathered Serpent, as Quetzalcoatl by the Aztecs and as Kulkulkan by the Maya, the heads are famously found adorning the Temple of the Feathered Serpent at Teotihuacan.

Mixed colours
Approx: 8cm ∅
Origin: Mexico

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Large Aztec Moon Goddess Plaque

Large Aztec Moon Goddess Plaque

MEX456

£32.40

 

These detailed plaques depict Coyolxauhqui, a moon goddess. In this plaque she is shown lying on her side dismembered. She was killed in such a way because she attempted to launch an attack on her own mother with her 400 brothers the "Centzon Huitznahuas". This attacked was thwarted by her other brother " Huitzilopochtli" who defended his mother against Coyolxauhqui and her brothers, dismembering them in the process.

Approx: 30cm ∅
Origin: Mexico

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Small Aztec Moon Goddess Plaque

Small Aztec Moon Goddess Plaque

MEX455

£15

 

These small plaques depict Coyolxauhqui, a moon goddess. In this plaque she is shown lying on her side with her head, arms and legs chopped off from her body. She was killed in such a way because she attempted to launch an attack on her own mother.

Various colours available
Approx: 16cm ∅
Origin: Mexico

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Pico De Aiguilla Mask

Pico De Aiguilla Mask

MEX459

£21

 

Made in the traditional 'barro' pottery style, each of these great plaques depicts an ancient Mayan with an eagle's peak headdress.

Mixed colours
Approx: 20cm ∅
Origin: Mexico

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Mexican Fertility Idol

Mexican Fertility Idol

MEX462

£32.40

 

These powerful ceramics are made in the traditional 'barro' style. Each idol is fired in a small kiln before then being carefully hand painted. The figure depicted here is based on the goddess Tlazolteotl during the act of childbirth. She is shown with an ornate headdress and surrounded by snakes and serpent heads.

Various colours available
Approx: 18cm high
Origin: Mexico

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Mexican Maize Idol

Mexican Maize Idol

MEX461

£32.40

 

These beautiful ceramics are made in the traditional 'barro' style. Each maize idol is fired in a small kiln before then being carefully hand painted. Maize has been a very important staple crop for centuries across Mesoamerica and many pieces of artwork reflect the significance of this versatile plant.

Mixed colours
Approx: 24cm high
Origin: Mexico

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Small Sun And Moon Plaque

Small Sun And Moon Plaque

MEX452

£9.50

 

.These charming little sun and moon plaques are handmade in the traditional 'barro' style. Each one is fired in a small kiln before being carefully hand painted. They make for wonderful additions to any room, bringing with them a little Mexican flavour.

Various colours available
Approx: 10cm ∅
Origin: Mexico

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Mayan Sacrificial Scene Plaque

Mayan Sacrificial Scene Plaque

MEX460

£21

 

These fascinating plaques depict a Mayan scene of ritual human sacrifice. In pre-Columbian Mayan culture, human sacrifice was used in order to please their gods. These plaques make great teaching tools to help in understanding the culture of the ancient Maya.

Mixed colours
Approx: 26cm × 17cm
Origin: Mexico

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