Muertos Donkey Sculpture

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Introduce a little character and culture into your home with our Muertos Donkey sculptures. Whimsical ceramic sculptures 100% artisan painted by hand. From their exaggerated mouth to beautiful hand-painted Talavera patterns that cover the head and base. The Muertos Donkeys are available in 2 sizes | Large and Small. They are part of our Muertos Animales Collection. Jovial and vibrant animal sculptures artisan crafted from kiln-fired ceramic inspired by Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Traditions. Each wonderful work of art is hand painted with colorful patterns that stretch from the back of the head to the tip of the ears. The ceramic base is hand painted with the same matching pattern. Each sculpture is signed by the talented artisan who painted it within our Tierra ceramic studios located in Central Mexico


Both large and small Muertos Donkey sculptures are made up of 2 pieces. 

  1. The exaggerated ceramic head is fixed with a thick metal pin that inserts to the top of the neck on the body. 
  2. The hand-painted ceramic base is fused to the to the body. 

*The metal pin allows the head to swivel on the body, this unique feature allows you to display and adjust the sculpture just the way that you prefer. All pieces are included with each sculpture.


Dimensions | Weight | Specifications.

  • Large: 16"tall x 7"wide x 15"length / 41cm x 18cm x 38cm

Weight: 8Lbs / 3.5Kg *entire sculpture

  • Small: 12"tall x 4"wide x 10"length / 30.5cm x 10.2cm x 25cm

Weight: 3Lbs / 1.35Kg *entire sculpture

  • *Dimensions, weight will vary slightly. Sculptures are individually handmade and hand painted.These artisanal qualities impart a work of original art, authenticity.

How It's Made

This unique ceramic sculpture is hand sculpted from clay that is then high-fired in a large kiln. The ceramic sculpture goes through 2 baking process. The 1st bake allows the raw clay to dry and harden before it is hand-painted with Lead Free paint. The 2nd bake is done in high-fire kiln with protective glaze finish. The Glossy protective Glaze coat that is baked on in a high-fire kiln where temperatures reach 1200* - 1500*F. Indoor or outdoor display, hand painted, one of a kind, each piece may vary slightly, fair trade artisan crafted. The Ceramic is kiln fired with a glossy durable finish safe for outdoor display.

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Artisan Story
Talavera, A Cultural Artistry. 

Each Muertos Cat sculpture is individually hand-painted by celebrated Talavera artisans of Guanajuato Mexico. We partner with this group of fair-trade artisans, to create several beautiful pieces of folk-art like the Muertos Cat sculptures. Their technique is inspired by the old-world painting style known as Talavera and Majolica, their talent in this artistry dates back centuries and has been passed down from one generation to the next.

Talavera Artistry

Talavera style is a popular Mexican style used by crafters from Puebla, Tlaxcala, Atlixco, Cholula, and Tecali. The indicator colors of this Mexican style are typically blue and white, but artisans have added yellow, black, green, orange, and mauve to the style color palette. The color palette is made with natural pigments to get the right shades for the pottery.

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  • JG
    Jamie G.
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Many thanks from Scotland 😊

    Love my Muertos Donkey; it is fabulous! Zenwaro shipped internationally to me in Scotland. Packaged extremely well. The staff reached out to me due to a potential issues with delivery address & they couldn't have been more helpful. The wee free gifts were a lovely touch too. Would definitely recommend & order from them again.

  • MP
    Maria P.
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 years ago

    I love my laughing burro! The details and colors are beautiful.

    I was very surprised at how fast it arrived and very pleased with the amazing packaging.

    Great customer service!!! Clayton sent me emails to keep me informed of delivery and was very kind.

    I definitely see myself buying more pieces in the future.

  • LC
    Lainie C.
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 years ago
    Delivered wonderfully to the UK!

    I absolutely adore my muertos donkey sculpture from Zenwaro.

    It is so superbly made with such wonderful attention to detail and the colours are just electric!

    The expression of my new donkey is so comical that I laugh every time I see him. I can’t even begin to describe just how wonderful this company were with customer service, Clayton was calling me with a time frame for delivery, or sending me emails every week and was so kind, polite and helpful, nothing was too much trouble for him. So much so that I have named my donkey ‘Clayton’ in his honor. These are not mere ornaments, they are so special that tomorrow I am having some special shelves put up for them to sit on in all their glory and well away from my real cat who has a habit of knocking things over...!

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Hand-Crafted (FPO)