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Mexican Frogs & Lizards

These beautiful hand-painted wall ceramics are incredibly vibrant and represent Mexican folk art at it's very best. Although we have entitled this page Frogs & Lizards the ceramics are, in fact, Frogs & Salamanders, the difference being that lizards are reptiles whilst salamanders are amphibians ... anyhow ... enough of the biology class ...
 
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Large Ceramic Wall Frogs (roughly 25cm x 20cm)
Hand painted

Guanajuato is a beautiful mountain colonial town in central Mexico northwest of Mexico City. The name of the city means "Place of Frogs" in the local Tarascan indigenous language and the frog is the city's official pet. These wall mounted ceramic frogs are painstakingly hand-painted in brilliant, velvety, high contrast tones. They're stunning to look at and cost next to nothing to feed.
 
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Frog FS330

Frog FS330
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Frog FS332

Frog FS332
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Frog FS333

Frog FS333
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Frog FS334

Frog FS334
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Frog FS336

Frog FS336
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Frog FS338

Frog FS338
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Frog FS339

Frog FS339
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Frog FS340

Frog FS340
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Frog FS341

Frog FS341
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Frog FS342

Frog FS342
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Small Ceramic Wall Frogs (roughly 15cm x 12cm)
Hand painted

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Frog FSM001

Frog FSM001
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Frog FSM003

Frog FSM003
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Frog FSM004

Frog FSM004
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Frog FSM005

Frog FSM005
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Frog FSM006

Frog FSM006
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Frog FSM007

Frog FSM007
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Frog FSM009

Frog FSM009
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Frog FSM010

Frog FSM010
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Frog FSM014

Frog FSM014
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Frog FSM015

Frog FSM015
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Large Ceramic Wall Salamanders (roughly 25cm x 25cm)
Hand painted

Salamanders have long been important in the folklore and mythology of many different countries around the world. Fantastic powers have been attributed to them throughout the ages and they are still held in high esteem in Mexico. As with the frogs above, these wall mounted ceramic salamanders are intricately hand-painted in bold, velvety tones and make superb low-maintenance pets.
 
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Salamander LS812

Salamander LS812
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Salamander LS820

Salamander LS820
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Salamander LS830

Salamander LS830
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Salamander LS831

Salamander LS831
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Salamander LS845

Salamander LS845
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Salamander LS846

Salamander LS846
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Salamander LS847

Salamander LS847
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Salamander LS848

Salamander LS848
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Salamander LS849

Salamander LS849
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Salamander LS850

Salamander LS850
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Small Ceramic Wall Salamanders (roughly 15cm x 15cm)
Hand painted

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Salamander SSM003

Salamander SSM003
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Salamander SSM004

Salamander SSM004
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Salamander SSM005

Salamander SSM005
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Salamander SSM006

Salamander SSM006
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Salamander SSM007

Salamander SSM007
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Salamander SSM008

Salamander SSM008
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Salamander SSM011

Salamander SSM011
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Salamander SSM013

Salamander SSM013
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Salamander SSM014

Salamander SSM014
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Salamander SSM015

Salamander SSM015
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The Mexican Hammock Company provides a regular source of income to many small rural communities in southern Mexico. The provision of a local income and investment in small-scale local enterprise often alleviates the necessity for younger people to move away from their families and friends to high population centres in search of employment. The net effect is often a strengthening of the rural community and stimulation of the local economy.