Jaguar Candle holder

$110.00 CAD
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HANDMADE IN MEXICO

The Jaguar that decorates this eye-catching candleholder is a sacred animal in Mayan culture, said to represent the sun.

Story

The Jaguar is a sacred animal for many ancient indigenous cultures, notably prominent for the Mayans. They believed the sun transformed itself into a jaguar by night, roaming the jungle and representing power. Created by one of the most celebrated ceramicists in Mexico, these pieces are function and art – combined with ancestral skills that have been passed down for generations.

Details 
  • MEASUREMENTS: 12 - 15 W x 11 - 13 D x 10 - 14 cm H / 5.5 - 7 x 5 - 6 x 4.5 - 6.5"
  • Dimensions and colouring and can vary significantly from piece to piece
  • MATERIALS: 100% Clay
  • ORIGIN: Mexico
 Product Care
While these items are dishwasher safe on a gentle cycle, we recommend hand washing and allowing them to air dry.

Meet the Artisan

Mexico

Juana Gómez

Juana’s story is one of community. She works with the Tzeltal indigenous in Amatenango del Valle, a small town outside San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas. In this Pueblo Mágico, well known for its excellent craftsmanship, Juana stands out as one of the most celebrated ceramicists.

She follows in the footsteps of her ancestors; her mother and grandmother sold their ceramic wares by the side of the road in the town where Juana still lives.

She has created a loose collective of artisans who work with her in the community. They dig her clay from the earth around their village and dry it in family homes. The dyes used are all plant-based and local, natural and sustainable.

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