The myth of the torito de Pucarà, or the Pucara bull, tells the story about Pucara, a drought-ridden village that decided to sacrifice a bull in order to bring rain. On its way up to be sacrificed, the bull resisted, piercing the side of a mountain with its horn, creating a flood of water from the mountainside that brought great joy to the village people.
Peru's Maribel Posso Olivares draws inspiration from that myth, crafting this bull figurine from ceramic and painting it by hand in aqua with metallic-colored accents and multicolored floral motifs, blending Peruvian and Spanish art styles for a charming sculpture.
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- Handpainted ceramic
- Hand-crafted item - color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
- 3.5" H x 3.5" W x 2" D (9 x 9 x 5 cm)
Meet the artisan ...
"I want more people to gift dreams with my designs. They are full of love and color, and are the result of teamwork and passion."
"I'm Maribel Posso Olivares. I majored in journalism and worked at an airport checking passengers' documentation, but I wasn't passionate about my job despite meeting interesting people from all over the world. I've always been interested in Peruvian art, especially in ceramics... read more