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Bring a little character and culture into your home with our Small Ceramic Muertos Donkey sculpture. From its exaggerated mouth to beautiful hand-painted Talavera patterns that cover the head and base. It's design is most certainly a nod to the "Donkey" character from the Disney motion picture "Shrek". This sculpture is part of our Muertos Animales collection of handmade high-fire ceramic sculptures that are inspired by Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Traditions. This whimsical work of art is hand painted with colorful patterns that stretch from the back of its head to the tip of the ears. The ceramic base is hand painted with the same matching pattern. Every Donkey sculpture is signed by the artist who painted it.


Features / What's Included

This Muertos Donkey is made up of 2 pieces- the overstated ceramic head is fixed with a thick metal pin that inserts to the top of the neck on the body. The hand-painted ceramic base is fused to the to the body. The metal pin allows the head to swivel on the body, this unique feature allows you to display and adjust the sculpture just the way that you prefer. All pieces are included with each sculpture.


The Artisan Process

This unique ceramic sculpture is hand sculpted from clay that is then high-fired in a large kiln. The ceramic sculpture goes through 2 baking process. The 1st bake allows the raw clay to dry and harden before it is hand-painted with Lead Free paint. The 2nd bake is done in high-fire kiln with protective glaze finish. The Glossy protective Glaze coat that is baked on in a high-fire kiln where temperatures reach 1200* - 1500*F. Indoor or outdoor display, hand painted, one of a kind, each piece may vary slightly, fair trade artisan crafted. The Ceramic is kiln fired with a glossy durable finish safe for outdoor display.


Artisan Talavera Style

Each Donkey is individually painted by the top Mexican Talavera artisans of Guanajuato Mexico. We partner with this group of fair-trade artisans, to create several beautiful pieces of folk-art like the Muertos Donkey. Their technique is inspired by the old-world painting style known as Talavera and Majolica their talent in this artistry has been passed down from one generation to the next. 

Talavera style is a popular Mexican style used by crafters from Puebla, Tlaxcala, Atlixco, Cholula, and Tecali. The indicator colors of this Mexican style is usually blue and white, but artisans have added yellow, black, green, orange, and mauve to the style color palette. The color palette is made with natural pigments to get the right shades for the pottery.

Muertos Donkey Sculpture Small.

  • Product Code: CDT-mbur-01
  • Availability: In Stock

Dimensions (L x W x H): 10.00in x 4.00in x 12.00in

  • $99.95


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Tags: CDT-mbur-01, Small Muertos Donkey, Ceramica de la Tierra, day of the dead, dia de los muertos, donkey sculpture, Muertos Animales