Ceramic Kokopelli Made in USA (New Mexico)
The Kokopelli is an ancient Native American Indian folklore symbol.
We'll send a card with each item with this info: "House of Chimes is a husband and wife-owned business with just a couple of part-time employees, located in the tiny town of Organ, New Mexico outside of Las Cruces. They have been in business for over 30 years and wholesale only. We are the ONLY place to find their New Mexico-made goods online! Each item is individually hand-poured, fired and decaled (if product has a decal) right on site. Truly a small-craft American business. Every single item is truly Made in USA!"
For all Kokopelli purchases from any Crafter/Company, we'll send The Story of Kokopelli, too:
"The Story of Kokopelli: Kokopelli has long been a sacred figure to Native Americans. Kokopelli presided over both childbirth and agriculture—bringing growth to the crops and the tribe. He also represents the spirit of music. A fertility symbol, rain magician and trickster, the Kokopelli was painted and carved on rock walls and boulders in the Southwest. The Kokopelli deity is usually depicted as a humpbacked flute player dating back to 200 A.D. He was mystical, often considered magical, and could not only charm the birds and animals, but it was believed that women competed for his attentions, for to be chosen by him was a guarantee of pregnancy. In present times, people choose the Kokopelli not only because they appreciate Southwestern Native American Indian-inspired décor, but to bring prosperity to their household and/or passion to their boudoirs."
House of Chimes ceramics have been tested in the owners' own back yard with up to 70 mile per hour winds, snow, rain and just about any other weather condition tested you can think of. You can put House of Chimes Wind merchandise in your dishwasher to clean them or just soap and water in the sink. And make sure they don't bump against any other items in the dishwasher to avoid any possibility of chips.
They can be hung indoors or out for a whimsical touch to any area. All have at least one hole on the back for hanging and the larger items (e.g. lizards) have two or more holes so you can both anchor them better and place them at any angle you like. We consider them eco-friendly because they are locally crafted and not shipped from halfway around the world. These make great gifts for the person who appreciates American-made southwestern decor.