Decoración | Deer & Ram
The technique and ceramic tradition of Santa Maria Atzompa, is one that not only produces beautifully handmade pieces, but one that is consistently trying to get preserved by the families of artisans who have carried on those methods for generations. The general technique begins with mining clays of all types in the mountains within the region. Next, the pieces are crafted by hand and set out in the sun to dry before their first kiln firing that utilizes alternative energy methods such as burnt cooking oil. Then the pieces are covered in enamel and re-fired to perfection.
In some Mexican tribes, the first parents of the human race were originally thought to be deer. Deer are sacred animals to many tribes of Mexico and the southwestern United States; they often play a role in creation mythology, are believed to sacrifice themselves to feed the people, or are considered caretakers of the earth. Similarly, the Ram or 'Big-horned Sheep' also carries great cultural and spiritual significance. They are thought to be ethereal guides for strength, abundance, leadership, and action!
To honor this, we are proud to offer these gorgeous hand-carved deer and ram ceramic sculptures.
Short Deer: Approximately 9" tall at tallest point x 6" long x 3.5" wide
Tall Deer: Approx. 13" tall at tallest point x 9" long x 4" wide
Ram: Approx. 9" tall at tallest point x 6" long x 3" wide
Due to the handcrafted nature of this product, exact measurements may vary.