Handmade Ceramic 'Spring Tree of Life' Candleholder (Peru)

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ITEM#: 17347531

This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic. Cheerful colors herald the arrival of spring in this delightful ceramic candleholder. Alberto Aparicio Canchari in Peru models the candleholder before painting the birds, butterflies and flowers in the classic Tree of Life design.

Product Features:

  • Weight: 0.7 lbs
  • Dimensions: 8.25" H x 5.75" W x 2.2" D
  • Colors: Blue, green, orange, yellow, red, pink, purple, black
  • Materials: Ceramic
  • Candle(s) not included
  • Made in Peru

Story Behind the Art:

Most of our pieces are hand-molded, as only the weight of the hand can give the right shape. Alberto Aparicio Canchari was born in Ayacucho in 1965. A dedicated ceramist, he is inspired by the customs and beliefs of Andean villages. His workshop seems inhabited by half-finished creatures, waiting for him to give them the breath of life.

I've been a ceramist since I was a child, as my parents taught me the craft. Later, I tried to develop my own pieces with a personal style. My main purpose is giving life to my creations, and I've achieved this through the expressions of their faces, aiming to reflect daily attitudes, Peruvian country scenes, even protests - and I'm satisfied and content. In the workshop I work full-time with my wife.

Most of our pieces are hand-molded, as only the weight of the hand can give the right shape. We use clay and simple tools; paints and pigments are blended together to produce the required hues, like that of the skin. All are made to resist high temperatures. The process starts from when we mold the pieces, then we paint them, fire them, and at the end, just polish them. I've participated in several fairs and exhibitions, winning first and third prize in the 'Inti Raymi' Contest, 1993; and the second prize in the Credit Bank Contest, 1998. I hope that, through Novica, my art will be promoted and valued abroad, not only for its commercial value, but also for its cultural background.

Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days.


Style Classic
Material Ceramic
Type Candle Holders, Candles
Candle Type Designer
Color Multi
Product Features Handmade
Dimensions 2.2 In. X 5.75 In. X 8.25 In.
Model Number 177749
Country of Origin Peru

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