0510-Alpaca With Nativity
This beautiful Ceramic Alpaca has been hollowed to house a Nativity Manger Scene. Hand-crafted by the Artesanos in Peru, this item beautifully fuses two major themes prevalent in South American Life: Catholicism & the Alpaca.
Quinua Ceramics are human creations where the advancement of its technology, conception and decoration is determined solely by its maker. Although fragile when stricken, ceramic is a durable good. Ancient illiterate cultures are studied through the ceramic objects found at archeological sites not only in Peru but around the globe. Quinua is a small Andean town and considered to be a potters’ town, long known for the production of ceramics. Unfortunately, the violence that prevailed in the region during the 1980s relocated many of the craftsmen near Lima, where they continue working on their craft.