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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Mexican Miniature Natural Clay Cart Pottery from Metepec Mexico

$325.00 USD
CM2002

ABOUT THIS MINIATURE CLAY MEXICAN POTTERY

This exquisite miniature Mexican pottery piece was hand crafted in MetepecA  town located in central Mexico, worldwide known for the high quality of it´s pottery. 

 The fine clay miniature cart is composed of two pieces, one with the two wheel cart lovely decorated with floral motifs and an image of StJoseph. The second  part of the cart consists of a pair of ox with a graceful expression carrying an image of our lady virgin of Guadalupe.

depicts a man riding a cart full of fruits and a woman sitting holding a watermelon in her hands as well as some baskets hanging at the top. Some peasants still sell their fruits like this at small towns and remote areas of Mexico.

 Making this cart took many days of dedication from picking up and sifting the clay to the molding of the piece.

 Mastering this craft is a process that takes years and is transmitted from one generation to the next. Usually the artists learn the technique as kids while playing with clay in their family workshops.

 Thank you for your interest in this true piece of fine art. Please browse trough the pictures and appreciate the detail of this beautiful miniature item. Feel free to ask if you have any question. This piece will be very carefully packed and insured to protect your investment.  

 TECHNICAL DATA

HEIGHT 2.56in / 6.5cm.
LENGHT 3.39in / 8.6cm.
WIDTH 1.73in / 4.4cm.
APROX. WEIGHT 2.65Oz / 76gr.
MADE OF Clay
REGION Metepec, Mexico
TECHNIQUE Hand crafted & hand painted
CARE Clean with an air duster