Vintage Torito de Pucara Hand Made Pottery Peruvian Bull Vessel | Old Peruvian Pucara Bull Statue Rustic Home Decor
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「Features」 · 100% handmade · Hand painted in red, green and white · Hallow vessel · Small handle on top
「Style Inspiration」 This wonderful vintage bull is a traditional folk art of Peru, the torito de Pucara, or little bull of Pucara (a village in southern Peru). The handmade pottery figurine or statue is also a pitcher, to be filled with chicha (sacred beverage made of corn) or pisco.
These bulls are found on rooftops across southern Peru to bring good luck, fertility, and prosperity. Each of the characteristics--the handle, the ridges on the neck, the bulging eyes, and even the color of the glaze-- carry their own special symbolism.
These terracotta pieces are often used as roof ornaments as well. Prior to moving into a new home, people place two bulls in the middle of the peak of the house as a symbol of protection and happiness. The original vessels were used as offerings (qonopas or illas) andean rituals. Later they were used as ornaments.
James Dean was famously photographed with a similar Pucara bull! In the Year of the Ox, it would be the perfect tchotchke for any office, library or mantle. Add it to your home decor or give it as a special gift!
「Dimension」 10" L x 5" W x 9" H
「Condition」 Very good vintage condition. No chips or cracks. May have imperfections due to its handmade nature.