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Ceramic Pucara Horse Figurine - Red Pucara Horse
Red Pucara Horse
Ceramic Pucara Horse Figurine - Red Pucara Horse
Ceramic Pucara Horse Figurine - Red Pucara Horse
Ceramic Pucara Horse Figurine - Red Pucara Horse
Ceramic Pucara Horse Figurine - Red Pucara Horse
Ceramic Pucara Horse Figurine - Red Pucara Horse
Red Pucara Horse
Ceramic Pucara Horse Figurine - Red Pucara Horse
Ceramic Pucara Horse Figurine - Red Pucara Horse
Ceramic Pucara Horse Figurine - Red Pucara Horse
Ceramic Pucara Horse Figurine - Red Pucara Horse

Ceramic Pucara Horse Figurine - Red Pucara Horse

$46.00Guest price
$36.80Member price
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Maribel Posso takes inspiration from traditional Pucara bulls to create this joyful Pucara horse. It's handcrafted in ceramic and painted with colorful floral designs over a deep red background.

  Pucara figurines are a tradition native to the Puno region of Peru that mixes Andean beliefs and traditions with Spanish influences. The sculptures symbolize prosperity, happiness, and fertility and are commonly gifted to newlyweds and kept in homes as good luck amulets.

  • Ceramic
  • 0.16 lbs
  • 4.3 inches H x 2 inches W x 4.7 inches D

THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT

Artisan Organization: Maribel Posso

Country: Peru

"I'm Maribel Posso Olivares. I majored in journalism and worked at an airport checking passengers' documentation, but I wasn't passionate about my job despite meeting interesting people from all over the world. I've always been interested in Peruvian art, especially in ceramics.

"As a child, I would travel along the mountain range during the summer. I'd visit different towns in the Castrovireyna Province, which is filled with picturesque blue skies, green fields with the scent of damp earth and the bright colors of women's dresses. I said to myself, 'Bingo! The bright colors are what were missing from Peruvian arts and crafts.'

"Although I'm not a painter, I've always been attracted by colors. I'm a self-taught ceramist and consider myself a creative person who can make up her own designs in a free-spirited way not taught in schools.

"I believe in positive energy and good vibes. I'm a huge optimist. I got together with my dear friend Magari Quiroz, 'Maga,' a reporter and classmate from journalism school. She suggested bringing back the alasitas motifs, which are the wishes that the ekeko dolls bring. These wishes can be anything and range from travel to buying a home. 'Alasitas' is an Aymara word that means 'buy me.'

"Maga proposed I should create my own version of these traditional images. In 2011, we began creating colorful little houses and wagons that shoppers liked. We also included the message 'Discover your dream' and a history about alasitas, which are gifted as wishes.

"It was difficult to find a ceramist. We contacted sculptors and sculpture professors from the Escuela de Bellas Artes to bring our ekekos and Pucara bulls to life.

"Today, we have around 12 people in our workshop.

"I hope to reach more people and show them they can achieve their dreams. I want more people to gift dreams with my designs. They are full of love and color are the result of teamwork and passion. This craft fills me with happiness and comforts my heart.""

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