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Bost Ancient Wisdom Ceramic Statue Bloomsbury Market

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Bost Ancient Wisdom Ceramic Statue Bloomsbury Market

What ancient wisdom does this little man have to share? Handcrafted by Chorotega pottery artisan of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica, this ceramic statue of a seated man with headdress and glasses is the natural sand color of the clay with details painted in dark orange and brown. Chorotega pottery is completely handmade with traditional techniques passed down through the generations for 3,000 years, and one of the last surviving cultural elements of the Chorotegadown through the generations for 3,000 years, and one of the last surviving cultural elements of the Chorotega people indigenous to Costa Rica’s Guanacaste region and the Nicoya Peninsula. Chorotega pottery is made from local clay mixed with a very fine freshwater sand. The artisans shape the clay on hand-operated pottery wheels and hand-polish the art piece to give it a smooth texture and luster. Designs are etched by hand and the pieces are painted with natural pigments made from pulverized local colored rocks mixed with water, then fired in traditional wood-burning brick kilns. The result is a beautiful, earthen pottery unique to this region. Bloomsbury Market read more

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