Colima Dog (Xolo)

Colima Dog (Xolo)
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Product Code: PB701-0
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The animal most frequently depicted in Colima art is the hairless dog, known as the Techichi or Escuincle. It is believed to be a relative of the Chihuahua and/or the Mexican Hairless (Xoloitzcuintle). The word Xoloitzcuintle is derived from the name of the Aztec word for dog, itzcuintli. This dog has been known to exist in Mexico for more than 3,000 years, the Xolo (show-low) can justly claim the distinction as first dog of the Americas.

The Colima Dog was known to have a variety of uses throughout its centuries of existence: food source, guardian to the dead, healer, and watchdog. At least two different types of Colima dogs evolved: one to be fattened up and eaten or ritually sacrificed, and another type for a watchdog and healer of the sick. Esteemed as protectors, Xolos were believed to safeguard the home from evil spirits as well as intruders. If the canine was a good guard dog, he would be kept and used as breeding stock.

 

Details:

  • Add a touch of color, life and style to your home and garden!
  • All pieces are completely hand painted and unique.
  • Measurements: 6.5" x 3.25" x 6.0" (L x W x H).
  • Weight: 8.5 oz
  • Made out of Clay.

 

Note: All the measurements are in inches and are approximated. Colors and designs vary as they are hand painted or crafted items. These prices do not include shipping and handling. Price reflected is in US Dollars.

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