Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.
Mexican Black Clay Jaguar from Amatenango del Valle Chiapas.
ABOUT THIS MEXICAN POTTERY PIECE
This facing left clay jaguar is one of a kind. A fine Mexican pottery piece crafted in a town called Amatenango del Valle in the state of Chiapas. It was completely hand molded and crafted by Tzeltal indigenous people.
It is crafted using the black clay technique where the clay acquires its black tone during the firing process by oxidation. The spots of the jaguar are etched directly on the clay with no paint. Only a few strokes of white paint are added to create an hypnotizing effect on the eyes.
Jaguar is an animal very important in Mexican culture. Since pre columbian times is considered as a guardian and an important symbol of power and authority. At Carapan, our folk art gallery you will find this and more fine Mexican pottery for sale.
|REGION||Amatenango del Valle, Chiapas.
|CARE||Clean with a soft dry cloth|
|HEIGHT||8.3 In / 21 cm|
|LENGTH||11.8 In / 30 cm|