Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.
Mexican Miniature Clay Pottery from Metepec Mexico Cart Fruit Sellers
ABOUT THIS MINIATURE CLAY MEXICAN POTTERY
This supberb miniature Mexican pottery piece was hand crafted in Metepec. A town located in central Mexico, worldwide known for the high quality of it´s pottery.
This fine clay piece 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.
The whole structure of the cart is surrounded with birds and flowers. The cart is pulled by a donkey. Not even the reins are missing.
Making this cart took many days of dedication from picking up and sifting the clay, molding the piece to placing it in the oven and finally arriving to the utmost delicate process of painting.
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 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.
|HEIGHT||2.56in / 6.5cm|
|LENGHT||3.39in / 8.6cm|
|WIDTH||1.73in / 4.4cm|
|APROX. WEIGHT||2.65Oz / 76gr|
|TECHNIQUE||Hand crafted & hand painted|
|CARE||Clean with an air duster|