This beautifully hand-crafted vessel displays the ceramic artistry of the Mata Ortiz from north-western Chihuahua, Mexico. Signed by artist Jose Villa.
Each piece of pottery is hand-crafted from start to finish. The clay itself is collected from the earth local to this area, and is then hand-formed without a wheel, sanded, and finally, beautiful and intricate patterns are painted free-hand using a small brush composed of only three or four human hairs! Lastly, the pot is fired, which often intensifies the rich colors. Today's Mata Ortiz artists begin at a young age and share the traditions of their ancient methods with many generations of family members.
Seed pots were designed to protect the seeds for next year's harvest from rodents and insects.
Purchase includes black ring stand.