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Ceramic figurine, 'Birthing at the Vineyard House'

Item # 38869
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Dionisio Rojas shares the customs of the Andes with an expressive ceramic composition. The detailed scene takes place at a house in a vineyard, where a woman lies on the floor when she is about to give birth. She is accompanied by the midwife and the other women of the household, while the men are in charge of bringing water and towels. Made in Peru.
  • Requires special handling -- allow an extra 14 days for delivery
  • 8.7" W x 7.1" H x 3.9" D
  • Weight: 3.4 lb
  • Ceramic
  • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

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Artisan: Dionisio Rojas

Artisan Dionisio Rojas

Dionisio Rojas is an artisan from the Andes mountains of southern Peru. He has worked since the age of ten with his cousins, who are also ceramics artists, and his aunt who had an art store in his hometown. Rojas sold his ceramic artwork locally as a teenager and won art contests at local, state, and national levels as his skills progressed. Alongside his lovely wife, he fully dedicates himself to his ceramic artwork, in particular churches, lamps, animals, and musicians.

He forms the vases on the potter's wheel, while figurines are shaped by hand or in a hand-made mold. The pieces are fired it at a temperature of 900^ C (1,652^ F). When they have cooled, Rojas paints the motifs and protects each piece with a coat of varnish.

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