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Black Burnished Hand-formed Barro Negro Pottery Console Bowl M2822b

Regular price $350.00

This piece which has been identified by a Mexican pottery expert was hand-coiled and hand carved. This is not a molded piece and most likely dates to the 1920's or earlier. It comes from the time-warp Sacramento estate where we have recently acquired many other unique and special pieces.

5" x 9" x 6".

No chips, cracks or repairs.

The origins of barro negro pottery extend over centuries, with examples of it found at archeological sites, fashioned mostly into jars and other utilitarian items. It has remained a traditional crafts of the Zapotecs and Mixtecs of the Central Valleys area to the present day. Originally barro negro pottery was matte and grayish. In this form, the pottery is very sturdy, allowing it to be hit without breaking. Barro negro pottery ("black clay") is a style of pottery from Oaxaca, Mexico, distinguished by its color, sheen and unique designs. Oaxaca is one of few Mexican states which is characterized by the continuance of its ancestral crafts, which are still used in everyday life. Barro negro is one of several pottery traditions in the state.

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