Imported from Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico, these hand crafted hanging lizards are a unique addition to any home. In our multi-color (green base) style. Their brilliant colors and personality add life to any room or can be used to accentuate gardens and sun rooms. Please note that our multi-color styles each come in a different color combination. Dimensions: 15.0" x 15.0" x 5.0". PLEASE NOTE: There are other companies that are starting to claim to have the same products as us, but we custom make our product. Don't be fooled by these other companies. Look at our stellar rating and you will immediately see why we really go above and beyond with our customers in quality, service and satisfaction. The striking ceramic known as Talavera is over 800 years old, originating in the Talavera de la Reina region of Spain. At that time, it was called Majolica. Known for its beautiful glaze work, Talavera was imported to Mexico in the 16th century where it was used to decorate monasteries and churches with tiles and religious figures. Talavera is not turned or tin glazed-the pigments are brushed onto raw or unfired glaze. Each piece takes between 12 and 15 days to complete. It must set for 16 to 18 hours before being liquefied and poured into molds. The pieces are then hand polished and fired for six hours at 1500 (F) degrees, then painted and baked again in an 1800 (F) degree oven. Prehispanic Mexican craftsmen blended the majolica process with their own interpretation of the method to work the clays of the region and incorporated their art forms and colors. Their product came to be known as Talavera. We are happy to pay about 20-25% above 'market' value to our artisans in Mexico in order to create a sustainable business for them as well as in the hopes of bringing up the standard of living of the community at large. Unlike other Mexican import companies we specialize in Mexican Talavera. We stand behind our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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