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Japanese Sandhill Cranes - Hand Painted Art Tile

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I was so enthralled watching a video of this elegant bird’s mating dance in the snow that I was inspired to create this crane design. Because the Sandhill cranes mate for life the Japanese consider them a symbol of eternal love and their wedding kimonos incorporate crane designs into their satin brocade silks. The Japanese character on the tile is the symbol for “love” so I like to give these as wedding or anniversary gifts. I found out Sandhill Cranes also live in the USA and I was able to visit a crane reserve in my area and see them up close and personal. These birds are typically 5 foot tall with a red forehead and black legs. When they migrate in the Fall you can hear their “trilling” sounds but can barely see them as they are flying @ 10,000 feet catching the “thermals” so they don’t have to flap their 5-8 foot wingspans very often. They are truly a magnificent bird.
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Japanese Sandhill Cranes - Hand Painted Art Tile

These ceramic tiles are all our own original art designs which our family has been creating for over 30 years. Each art tile is individually hand painted then "fired" in our kiln to 1800 degrees until the vivid, jewel-like colors emerge for you to enjoy as a painting, or as a useful hot plate. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail with added color nuances that make each tile special.

Our art tiles come in a variety of designs encompassing nature motifs, fish art designs, wildlife ( including many endangered species) and our new Dog Designs among others. The pretty label on the back of each 6"X6" tile conveys the message that these tile designs are hand painted and made in usa. They are truly a "labor of love" for us and we are proud of what we sell.

Our American made, hand crafted original art tiles make great gift ideas because they are a practical gift as well as a beautiful one. They can be used daily as a kitchen tile trivet or as an original art painting to enhance your wall decor.or several of them can be combined together to form a tile mosaic for use as a back splash. They also make a wonderful Wedding gift or birthday present as there is a special design that will fit every occasion. Bottom line they are a wonderful original handmade gift that we have enjoyed making and you will be proud to give.