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Artisan Crafted Pink Calcite Bird Sculpture from Peru, "Rosy Owl"

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Peru's Cesar González finds inspiration in the owl, fabled creature of the night, symbol of wisdom and keeper of sacred knowledge. He carves this petite sculpture by hand of pink calcite, adding a blue sodalite beak and big glass eyes.

  • 0.18 kgs
  • 0.4 lbs
  • 8 cm H x 4 cm W x 4.5 cm D
  • 3.1" H x 1.6" W x 1.8" D

  • Calcite and sodalite, glass eyes
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
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You can find calcite sculpture 'Rosy Owl' by Cesar Gonzales in sculpture categories such as Animal Themed Sculpture and Glass Sculpture. Enjoy exploring these sections for other Novica treasures.

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Novica sales account for most of Cesar's income. It enables him to provide for his family, educate his children, take care of his health and provide full-time employment for other artisans. He is very grateful that his workshop has grown with Novica and for the security it has brought to his life.

"I learned to carve stone from a friend. In turn, I have taught my son and many of my workers the art of stone carving. When one of my artisans leaves to start a workshop of their own, I feel great pride. It means that the stone art of Peru will live on. Stone carving records the history of Peru and the Andes. Even though we now use machinery to bring our hand drawings to life... the stories the stones tell and the motifs we incorporate have been with us since pre-Inca times."

This artist is working with some sort of disability ranging from mental or physical and includes conditions such as being handicapped physically, or perhaps having a condition such as autism. This is also awarded to artists that employ other artists with disabilities.

Cesar's workshop is well-respected in his community. He is able to give full-time employment to his workers. He credits the steady income and recognition that Novica sales give him with the stability and determination that enable him to continue to grow his workshop.

Cesar Gonzales has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $500 and the most recent for $2050. Proceeds were used to buy stones and other raw materials he needs to increase production.

Cesar is constantly teaching and employing younger workers who are eager to learn from a master craftsman. Today he gives work to people who are the sole support of their families.

This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

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"Adorable Owl"

Very detailed and love the color.

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"Owl Sculpture"

Since these are individually handmade, my owl was a bit more on a medium brown tone color. The sculpture feels sturdy. However, it is a piece of art and not a toy. I keep my piece away from little curious hands who may not treat the owl wisely. The craftsmanship is admirable.

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"cute little fella"

Very good carver and nice coloring on stone.

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63 Testimonials for Cesar Gonzales

David

Worcester, England

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I have several of Cesar Gonzales bird sculptures and I admire his choice of gemstones and the way he sculpts the wings and other features of the birds.

Emily

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Cesar's masterful creation of the onyx pyramid immediately endows and bestows grace, strength, and peace into my space. A true piece of art, with formidable soul, I am grateful for Cesar and the piece he created and shared ~

Jenny

Australia

This was a gift for my partner and he absolutely loved it. Thank you so much.
 
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