MEXICAN BLACK CLAY BIRD FIGURE FROM OAXACA
Black clay pottery is a style of pottery from Oaxaca, Mexico distinguished by its color, sheen and unique designs. Oaxaca is one of the few Mexican states which is characterized by the continuance of its ancestral crafts, 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 PARTICULAR ITEM IS QUITE UNIQUE BECAUSE THE BLACK CLAY IT'S ALSO PAINTED, WHICH IS RARE BECAUSE THE BLACK CLAY IS USUALLY LEFT IN ITS NATURAL COLOR. THIS FIGURE IS A BIRD WITH THE WINGS PAINTED IN TONES OF BLUE.
HEIGHT: 4.5 INCHES / 11.5 CM
WIDHT:3.5 INCHES / 9CM
THICKNESS: 5.5 INCHES / 14CM