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MEXICAN BLACK CLAY WOMAN FIGURE FROM OAXACA

$59.00

Black clay pottery is a style of pottery from Oaxaca, Mexicodistinguished by its color, sheen and unique designs. Oaxaca is one of the fewMexican states which is characterized by the continuance of its ancestralcrafts, which are still used in everyday life.

Black clay pottery or “Barro Negro” is made in San Bartolo De Coyotepec, a town that is known throughout the world for its black clay pottery. Here, you will find skilled artisans who have developed a unique art form. Using traditional,time-honored techniques, they produce the world renowned Oaxaca black pottery.This pottery is unique in three ways. First, the smooth, dark clay used in its manufacture is found nowhere else. Second, the artist lovingly forms and decorates each piece entirely by hand. And, third, the primitive but specialized firing process contributes to the elegant beauty of this distinctive art work. 

THIS AUCTION IS FOR A BLACK CLAY FIGURE OF A WOMAN. IT IS A DIFFERENT PIECE OF ART BECAUSE IT IS HANDPAINTED WITH TONES OF BLUE OVER THE CLAY ON THE DRESS.IT IS A VERY NICE WORK FROM THE ARTISTS OF SAN BARTOLO.

SIZE

HEIGHT: 15.2 INCHES / 38.3CM

WIDTH: 4.2 INCHES / 10.5 CM

THICKNESS: 2.5 INCHES / 6.5 CM

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