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Maria Doll-Themed Ceramic Wall Art Crafted in Mexico, "Lovely Maria Doll"

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Inspired by Mexico's traditional Maria dolls, Maria Isabel Cruz creates this... more

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Inspired by Mexico's traditional Maria dolls, Maria Isabel Cruz creates this ceramic wall plaque. It depicts a lovely doll, realized in a variety of colors against a red background. The artisan works in the centuries-old tradition known as the dry rope technique, in which a wax mixture made of magnesium oxide and fat are applied to the outlines of the image or motif prior to glazing. The wax mixture creates a barrier that keeps the different fill colors in the design separate during firing, before burning off to reveal the blackened ceramic beneath. A length of nylon cord on the back provides for easy hanging.

The charming doll originated in Mexico City when many Otomi and Mazahua people migrated to the capital in the 1970s. Due to their unique traditional clothing, the women became known as "Marias." An educational program was established for them and artist Diego Rivera's daughter, Guadalupe Rivera Marin, encouraged crafting these popular rag dolls as a way to generate income in the 1980s. Artisan women took the idea home to their Mazahua and Otomi towns and the dolls became popular throughout Mexico and abroad.

  • 0.42 kgs
  • 0.9 lbs
  • 19.9 cm H x 19.8 cm W x 2 cm D
  • 7.75" H x 7.75" W x 0.8" D

  • Ceramic, nylon cord
  • Signed by the artist
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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From Taberg, New York

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05/15/2021

"Love this decorative plate."

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Reminds me of Garfield. So much fun and makes me feel happy.

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From Taberg, New York

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05/15/2021

"Whimsical delight"

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Love the plate. Bright and colorful.

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05/14/2021

"Wonderful fun piece!"

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I purchased the trio pet plate and once I received it I had to have more. They make me smile every time I look at them. I was a bit disappointed in the beautiful cow plate, as the cow is painted in primary colors and the Novica sample shows an off-white background with some little hints of purple. The plate I received has a very strong purple/lavender background. I am going to keep it though, because there is no guarantee that requesting a replacement would have a different outcome. I recommend it, regardless.

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Whimsical Cow, Whimsical Cow-Themed Ceramic Wall Art from Mexico

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From Florida

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05/11/2021

"Great Mothers day gift"

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It looks exactly like the picture! It was a gift that was completely unexpected and she loves it! Its quite whimsical and will be cherished!

Best Uses

  • Decoration

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Jim

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05/05/2021

"Vibrant"

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Beautiful high quality plate, vibrant colors, relief, looks great on the wall. This is the third plate I bought from this artist

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Jim

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05/01/2021

"Fish under the sun"

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I liked the colors of this wall pice for my back deck but when it came I was very impressed with the quality and the deep colors. I will be putting this on the wall of my kitchen. It is very beautiful.

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  • Wall decor

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This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

 
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