Bird figure, Caribbean, Suriname, South America.
The Caribbean are the largest Indian group living in Suriname. Their pottery is the work of women. From a young age the females are initiated by their mothers and grandmothers into this practice.
This is a bird made of pottery. It has a slot in the back and was probably made for the tourist market as a piggy bank. It is made of baked red clay and decorated with simple geometric designs in black and red (engobe).
Condition; repair to the right wing.
L: 20 cm - 7.9 inch.