This is a wall ornament typically used as a decoration in Mexico. It is hung at the entrance or on the patio in the back of the house. The little vases or jarritos are used to plant little cacti or other miniature plants. It will brighten up any home!
Legendary testament of the sophistication of the Mayan-Aztec Pre-Columbian civilization is this Aztec sacred calendar replicated in this highly detailed, 11.5″ diameter hand hammered pewter plate!
-It is called the sacred calendar because it has 260 days and its main purpose is that of a divinatory tool. It divides the days and rituals between the gods.
-The Aztecs held the worldview that everything ultimately consisted of two opposing forces and because of it, the world was always on the brink of going under in a spiritual war, a war of gods competing for supreme power.
-It tells us how time is divided among the gods to prevent the spiritual wars from happening, they were given their own space, their own time, their own social groups, to rule over.
-Pewter has been traditionally used for making domestic utensils.
Mariposa Clay Boots. Hand made, one of a kind ceramic from Mexico, are a wonderful ornament for the home. Great for planting your home grown basil, cilantro or any herb you can think of. These 7.75in tall x 7in long x 3.5in wide clay sculptures of cowboy boots are adorned with colorful and beautifully painted butterflies, flowers, and humming birds using natural colors, and sealed with a lead free glaze. Buy now!PayPal