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Stone Map Carvings, Jurua River Map Figures, Tribal Carvings, Exotic Stone Map Vases in Wooden Crate

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  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: wood, pottery
  • Ships from United States to .
  • Feedback: 772 reviews
  • Favorited by: 9 people

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  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: wood, pottery
  • Ships from United States to .
  • Favorited by: 9 people

This shop accepts Etsy gift cards

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What I thought were three little ceramic vases turned out to be something entirely different.
These little guys are in a wooden crate with the word "Jurua" on the lid. Through research I found that it is a river, actually the Portuguese Rio Jurua in Brazil, South America.

There are three handmade figures in the crate. Two are vases or small urns and the third is just a solid figure. They all have abstract faces and roman map lines surrounding them. One even has a serpent or snake on each side.

The bottoms have engraved words on them in Portuguese or Catalan.
P. Pedra's, Mapa jo.........translated means "stone maps".

I believe these are from the 60's and were made by the local tribes of the rain forest in Bolivia and given to the area ecotourism company which serves to help the wellbeing of the people to sell.

They are approximately 2 1/4" tall.

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