Vintage Terracotta Rosary. Ash White, Large

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Very limited supply of vintage terracotta rosaries available. Individually handmade authentically vintage estimated age 40+ years. Drape, hang, and decorate with throughout your home or garden. Atop the terracotta rosaries is an ash white finish applied by hand with distressed texture. Coated with protective urethane matte finish. 
A rare visual statement for your sanctuary. Drape over furniture, a mirror, or frame. Wrap around or drape on a pot or vase in the garden or home to make your pottery pop with authenticity and character! Or simply hang on your wall. 



Dimensions | Specifications

  • 40"long / 101cm *entire length rosary+crucifix. 
  • 1"-1.5" / 2.5cm - 4cm thickness of terracotta beads.
  • 1” / 2.5cm *thickness of terracotta crucifix.
  • Weight: 4Lbs / 1.35Kg (rosary+crucifix)
  • Vintage Terracotta: +60 years old.
  • Dimensions, weight may vary slightly. Vintage terracotta sculptures handmade decades ago. The terracotta exhibits erosion, color variation, and an over all weathered appearance. These vintage and artisanal qualities impart originality and authenticity onto individual pieces.

How It's Made

The dense terracotta beads and pendant were formed from specific mixture/compound of raw earth found only in specific areas of Mexico. Chunky beads are 1”-1.75” in diameter they were individually rolled and shaped by hand. The raw clay was cured/fired in kilns heated naturally by wood. No gas pottery firing was and still is a common artisan technique of indigenous artisans through-out Mexico. Once fired the terracotta pieces were strung together on a thick hemp cable.

About the distressed finish.
While these terracotta rosaries are over 40 years old only general information is known about how they were crafted. However the Ash White color finish were applied by our team of artisan painters. The soft white adds a chic contrast to the earthy grey-beige terracotta. This ash rub collects around the crevasses and corners of the rosary. The distressed finish under-scores the unique and primitive design. Entire rosary is coated with protective urethane matte finish. 

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Artisan Story

About These Handmade Vintage Terracotta Artifacts. This only-of-their-kind vintage terracotta rosaries a celebration old-world artisanal ceramic making. The vintage fired clay features subtle deteriorations color variations from decades of exposure to the elements. Estimated age is over 40 years. Each vintage terracotta artifact that we search-out and present in this collection feature subtle deteriorations and color variations from decades of exposure to the elements. While these rosaries are decades old, the thick and weighty terracotta has retained it's durability. A resiliency attributed to the high-quality ceramic making and craftsmanship that were implemented at the time of creation. Natural color variation is as shown in photos. 

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Care & Handling
Hand-Crafted (FPO)