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Terracota Decorative Tile "Buho" small - By Hermanos Guillen Terracota Decorative Tile "Snail" small - By Hermanos Guillen Terracota Decorative Tile "Sun" small - By Hermanos Guillen
For the Tainos, Buhos are related to the origin of life, because they normally live in dark places; and for them, life itself was born in a cave named Cacibajagua. This decorative tile is fully handmade.

Dimensions:
5"H-4.5"W-0.5"D

Materials:
Terracotta, acrylic painting, natural Yute fibers.
The snail that lived inside a shell or Lambi was a big part of the Taino diet, the shell itself was also used as a musical instrument (the sound similar to a trumpet) and as material to make necklaces and pendants. This decorative tile is fully handmade.

Dimensions:
5"H-4.5"W-0.5"D

Materials:
Terracotta, acrylic painting, natural Yute fibers.
The Taino people believed that the Sun was born in a cave, and he (it was male) would come out of there at sunrise, when the Moon would then go back to the cave. This decorative tile is fully handmade.

Dimensions:
5"H-4.5"W-0.5"D

Materials:
Terracotta/Clay, acrylic painting, natural Yute fibers.
Terracota Decorative Tile "Ball Player" small - By Hermanos Guillen Terracota Taino Replica "Potiza" Mini - By Hermanos Guillen Wood Turtle, smooth back, small - by Taller Arte Taino
Playing ball was a common practice among the Tainos; the game, named "Batu", was played by two teams of up to 30 people, who had to keep the ball in the air using their shoulders, elbows or hips for as long as they could.  This decorative tile is fully handmade.

Dimensions:
5"H-4.5"W-0.5"D

Materials:
Terracotta/clay, acrylic painting, natural Yute fibers.
"Potiza" means jar or vessel; this was used to store water or wine, and it was given to the men of the tribe by the women as a declaration of love. This is a fully handmade work of art.

Dimensions: 4.5"H-2.9"W-2.8"D

Materials:
Terracotta, acrylic painting.
Turtles are one of the most popular animal sculptures Daniel Castro works in Guayacan wood. The smoth sanded surface allows you to appreciate the natural grane of this noble material. The figure is hand made, carved from certified sustainable Guayacan wood.

Dimensions:
1.5"H-4"W-3"-D

Materials:
Guayacan wood
Terracota Taino Replica "Marocael" mini - By Hermanos Guillen Terracota Taino Replica "Duho" small- By Hermanos Guillen Coconut Shell Incense Holder "Caladium" by Arteco
Coconut Shell Incense Holder "Caladium" by Arteco
Our Price: $10.00
Sale Price: $8.99
Marocael was the guardian of the cave of life (Cacibajagua); Taino legends say that one day he reported late to work and was transformed into stone by the Sun God. This is a fully handmade work of art.

Dimensions:
4.5"H-3"W-3"D

Materials:
Terracotta, acrylic painting.
In the Taino culture, the Duho was a ceremonial seat where the Cacique (chief, leader) sat while presiding ritual games and other ceremonies. Handmade by the artisans at Hermanos Guillen workshop. Various models.

Dimensions: 4"H-6.5"W-3.5"D

Materials:
Terracotta, acrylic painting.
Caladium flower shaped, this incense holder handcrafted in coconut shell will surely make your ambiance more relaxing and pleasing.

Dimensions:
4.2"L-3.2"W-1"H

Materials:
Coconut shell, acrylic paintings, leather (small base).
Terracota Taino Replica "Potiza" small- By Hermanos Guillen Wood Fish, small - by Taller Arte Taino Terracota Taino Replica "Olla" Mini - By Hermanos Guillen
Wood Fish, small - by Taller Arte Taino
Our Price: $18.95
Sale Price: $9.99
"Potiza" means jar or vessel; this was used to store water or wine, and it was given to the men of the tribe by the women as a declaration of love. This is a fully handmade work of art.

Dimensions:
5.1"H-3.2"W-3"D

Materials:
Terracotta, acrylic painting.
Beautiful wood carving work, where you can see the grain of Guayacan in its various shades. The figure is hand made by Daniel Castro, carved from certified sustainable Guayacan wood.

Dimensions:
4"H-6"W-1.75"D

Materials:
Guayacan wood
"Olla" or pot, normally used for cooking or serving food. It was also used on some ceremonial rites to contain beverages and oils.

Dimensions: 4"H-4"W-3.8"D

Materials:
Terracotta, acrylic painting.
Terracota Taino Replica "Moon Goddess" mini - By Hermanos Guillen Terracota Taino Replica "Trigonolito" small - By Hermanos Guillen Terracota Decorative Plate "Bonayel, God of Rain"  medium - By Hermanos Guillen
The Goddess of the Moon comes out of a cave which lies in the territory of the Cacique Mautiatibuel (child of dawn). Also known as the Goddess of Sunset, she returns to the cave when the sun comes out. This piece is completely handmade.

Dimensions:
4.5"H-3.5"W-2.2"D

Materials:
Terracotta, acrylic painting.
Called YOCAHU VAGUA MAOROCOTI. The God of soil fertility is also known as the "Spirit of the Yuca and the sea", or the "Yuca God". The figure used to be buried in the fields to fertilize the yuca (cassava root).This is a fully handmade work of art.

Dimensions:
4"H-5"W-2.2"D

Materials:
Terracotta, acrylic painting.
Bonayel is the God of Rain.  Big tears coming from his eyes will irrigate and fertilize the soil for the Taino people, so the Yuca (cassava root) can grow and feed their tribe. The plate is fully handmade.
- Decorative item only, not intended for food service. Plate holder not included.

Dimensions:
1"H-7"Diam.

Materials:
Terracotta, acrylic painting.
Terracota Decorative Plate "Iguanaboina"  medium - By Hermanos Guillen Terracota Decorative Plate "Moon" medium - By Hermanos Guillen Wood Elephant, small - open trunk - by Taller Arte Taino
Iguanaboina is the union of the Iguana (radiant sun rays) and the serpent Boina (dark clouds of rain); Taino legend says that from its cave were born the Moon and the Sun. The plate is fully handmade.
- Decorative item only, not intended for food service. Plate holder not included.

Dimensions:
1"H-7"Diam.

Materials:
Terracotta, acrylic painting.
The Taino people believed that the Moon was born in a cave, and she (it was female) would come out of there at sunset, when the Sun would then go back to the cave. The plate is fully handmade.
- Decorative item only, not intended for food service. Plate holder not included.

Dimensions:
1"H-7"Diam.

Materials:
Terracotta, acrylic painting.
This detailled sculpture of an elephant with his trunk in the air promises to bring good fortune to your home. It is frequently purchased in pairs. The figure is hand made by Daniel Castro, carved from certified sustainable Guayacan wood.

Dimensions:
6.5"H-4"W-2"D

Materials:
Guayacan wood
Wood Elephant, small - closed trunk - by Taller Arte Taino Terracota Taino Replica "Pestle" mini - By Hermanos Guillen Terracota Taino Replica "Itiba Tahuvava" mini- By Hermanos Guillen
This detailled sculpture of an elephant with his trunk curved promises to bring good fortune to your home. It is frequently purchased in pairs. The figure is hand made by Daniel Castro, carved from certified sustainable Guayacan wood.

Dimensions: 2.8"H-4.5"W-1.5"D

Materials:
Guayacan wood
The Pestle or "Majador" was used to crush the ingredients for the Cohoba. Leaves, seeds and conch shells were mashed to produce a hallucinogenic powder, which after inhaled during the Cohoba Rite, allowed the Tainos to communicate with their Gods. This is a fully handmade work of art.

Dimensions:
4.8"H-2.8"W-2"D

Materials:
Terracotta, acrylic painting.
"Itiba Tahuvava" is the Mother Earth.  She gave birth to cuadruplets representing the four cardinal points or the "Four Winds". This is a fully handmade work of art.

Dimensions:
4.3"H-3.3"W-3.3"D

Materials:
Terracotta, acrylic painting.
Terracota Taino Replica "God of Thought" small- By Hermanos Guillen Wood Turtle, carved back, medium - by Taller Arte Taino Terracota Taino Replica "Marocael" small - By Hermanos Guillen
"God of Thought" this anthropomorphic god, due to his sedentary position, represents the God of Thinking. This vase was used for the consumption of special beverages during marriage ceremonies. This is a fully handmade work of art.

Dimensions: 3.8"H-3"W-3"D

Materials:
Terracotta, acrylic painting.
Turtles are one of the most popular animal sculptures Daniel Castro works in Guayacan wood. The smoth sanded surface allows you to appreciate the natural grane of this noble material. The figure is hand made, carved from certified sustainable Guayacan wood.

Dimensions:
1.3"H-7"W-4.3"D

Materials:
Guayacan wood
Marocael was the guardian of the cave of life (Cacibajagua); Taino legends say that one day he reported late to work and was transformed into stone by the Sun God. This is a fully handmade work of art.

Dimensions:
4.5"H-3"W-3"D

Materials:
Terracotta, acrylic painting.
Wood Shark, medium - by Taller Arte Taino Wood Dolphin, medium - by Taller Arte Taino Coconut Shell Butterfly type A "Chrysiridia Madagascariensis" - by Arteco
Wood Shark, medium - by Taller Arte Taino
Our Price: $18.95
Sale Price: $11.99
Wood Dolphin, medium - by Taller Arte Taino
Our Price: $18.95
Sale Price: $11.99
Daniel Castro was inspired by tropical Caribbean fauna when he carved this shark sculpture from Guayacan wood. The figure is hand made  from certified sustainable wood.

Dimensions: 2.8"H-8.5"L-3.3"W

Materials:
Guayacan wood
Dolphins are always swimming around on Dominican coast line, you can see them almost fly by your side when you go sailing, thus part of our everyday life is reflected on this wood sculpture. The figure is hand made by Daniel Castro, carved from certified sustainable Guayacan wood.

Dimensions:
2.25"H-7.5"L-3"W

Materials:
Guayacan wood
Beautiful butterfly completely hand painted to resemble the actual species. The Madagascan sunset moth (Chrysiridia rhipheus) is a day-flying moth, famous for its dazzling color scheme. The butterfly comes with a stand/holder, but it can also become a wall accent.

Dimensions:
4"H-4.1"W-4"D (Stand included)

Materials:
Coconut shell, acrylic painting.
Coconut Shell Butterfly "Myscelias Orsis" - by Arteco Coconut Shell Butterfly "Caribbean Genoveva" - by Arteco Terracota Vase "Turtle and Sun" small - By Hermanos Guillen
Coconut Shell Butterfly "Myscelias Orsis" - by Arteco
Our Price: $15.00
Sale Price: $12.75
Beautiful butterfly completely hand painted to resemble a "Myscelias Orsis". This blue specimen lives South America (Brazil, Argentina). The butterfly comes with a stand/holder, but it can also become a wall accent.

Dimensions: 4"H-5"W-3"D (Stand included)

Materials:
Coconut shell, acrylic painting.
Beautiful butterfly completely hand painted to resemble a "Caribbean Genoveva". Commonly named Caribena, this treasure of nature lives in the Caribbean. The butterfly comes with a stand/holder, but it can also become a wall accent.

Dimensions: 4.3"H-4.75"W-3"D (Stand included)

Materials:
Coconut shell, acrylic painting.
This beautiful vase has the Turtle on one side and the Sun on the other. For the Tainos, the turtle (also called Caguama) represents the fertilized uterus that gave birth to all life.  The Taino people believed that the Sun was born in a cave, and he would come out of there at sunrise when the Moon would then go back to the cave. This is a fully handmade work of art.

Dimensions:
4.5"H-3.9"Diam.

Materials:
Terracotta/clay, acrylic painting.