Piggy Bank Pig Handmade Hand Painted Clay Canelo Pajarito Tonala Mexico Folk Art

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Piggy Bank Pig Handmade Hand Painted Clay Canelo Pajarito Tonala Mexico Folk Art
Piggy Bank Pig Handmade Hand Painted Clay Canelo Pajarito Tonala Mexico Folk Art
Piggy Bank Pig Handmade Hand Painted Clay Canelo Pajarito Tonala Mexico Folk Art
Piggy Bank Pig Handmade Hand Painted Clay Canelo Pajarito Tonala Mexico Folk Art
Piggy Bank Pig Handmade Hand Painted Clay Canelo Pajarito Tonala Mexico Folk Art
Piggy Bank Pig Handmade Hand Painted Clay Canelo Pajarito Tonala Mexico Folk Art
Piggy Bank Pig Handmade Hand Painted Clay Canelo Pajarito Tonala Mexico Folk Art
Piggy Bank Pig Handmade Hand Painted Clay Canelo Pajarito Tonala Mexico Folk Art
Piggy Bank Pig Handmade Hand Painted Clay Canelo Pajarito Tonala Mexico Folk Art
Piggy Bank Pig Handmade Hand Painted Clay Canelo Pajarito Tonala Mexico Folk Art
Piggy Bank Pig Handmade Hand Painted Clay Canelo Pajarito Tonala Mexico Folk Art
Piggy Bank Pig Handmade Hand Painted Clay Canelo Pajarito Tonala Mexico Folk Art

Piggy Bank Pig Handmade Hand Painted Clay Canelo Pajarito Tonala Mexico Folk Art
This Large Size Clay Piggy Bank. Was handmade and hand painted in the Canelo Pottery tradition by the Pajarito family of Tonala Mexico. This pig is covered with. Floral and plant designs.. Canelo / Cinnamon Pottery tradition. Of pottery is famous in Tonala Mexico, and the Pajarito family are the foremost artists of this type of ceramic work. 9 3/4 inches tall and 14 inches long and 6 1/2 inches wide. He color of canelo pieces is achieved through a mix of white, black and red clays from various sources. The mix is important to the family as they believe it to be reflective of Mexico’s mestizo heritage. The same clays, along with some minerals, are used to make the slips used to paint background and designs. The basic process remains unchanged. Clay is broken up, ground into a powder and impurities removed. After mixing with water, the clay is left to ferment. Both molds and freehand techniques are used.. The piece is left to dry, then sanded and cleaned before painting a background color with a slip. Most pieces are profusely decorated, generally with large elements first, with smaller details added later. Both paints and paintbrushes are made by the family. Before firing, the piece is burnished with a stone. This seals the pores and eliminates the need for glaze. Firing takes about three hours. The firing changes the clay color from a grayish to the cinnamon tones, and the burnishing leaves a matte finish. The change of color requires a certain amount of imagination while painting to ignore what the eyes sees in favor of the later result. For Pablo, the generational aspect of his work is very important because of the history that it provides, and in his opinion elevates that work that he and the family does above that of hobbyists. He is also insistent that the work be called “ceramics” and not “pottery” as a sign of respect. In addition to making traditional pieces for handcraft competitions, Pablo has experimented with more artistic works, such as participating in the Arte/Sano biennial of the Museo de Arte Popular in Mexico City, which pairs artists and artisans. In this case, Pablo created a life-sized robot figure completely in canelo pottery. Pablo states that it is important to continue innovation as pottery markets change. However, Pablo states that canelo pottery is in danger of disappearing because the white and black clays used are found only in certain areas around Tonala, and these areas are in danger from urban sprawl. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Latin American\Mexico\Pottery”. The seller is “oaxacanarts” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Handmade: Yes
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Mexico
  • Culture: Mexican
  • Provenance: newly made
  • Brand: Handmade

Piggy Bank Pig Handmade Hand Painted Clay Canelo Pajarito Tonala Mexico Folk Art