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4" Christmas Tree Ornament San Rafael Arcangel California Mission Church Southwest Handmade Terracotta Clay Art Holiday Decor

Handmade Christmas Tree Ornament - San Rafael Arcangel California Mission ChurchSpaced along the California coast stand twenty-one mission churches. These simple yet massive structures of adobe and stone draw more travelers than most any other historical California attraction.This ornament design features the 20th Mission built and each detail is drawn from the artists original interpretations rendered in terra-cotta clay. It measures approximately 4 by 2 1/2 inchesthe artists original interpretations rendered in terra-cotta clay. It measures approximately 4 by 2 1/2 inches and hangs from a polytwine loop. Each piece is glazed and kiln fired with the name of the Mission and Founding Date on the back side.The following information was compiled from The California Missions a Pictorial History, published in 1979. The 20th mission in the chain is San Rafael Arcangel, founded in 1817. Illness and death that had plagued Mission Dolores for nearly forty years led to the founding of Mission San Rafael on a sunnier slope across San Francisco Bay.Have a beautiful Christmas Celebration, and add an original ornament to your Holiday Decor this Season or gift your favorite Ornament Collector. Collect all twenty-one and start a new tradition with your display! read more