ancestral made objects by Zapotecs in...


Santa Maria Atzompa

This family studio, also known as Taller Coatlicue, have rebirthed an ancestral process to their ceramic and clay work. An artistry that has been passed on through generations in Santa Maria Atzompa. Excavated from a cave in their pueblo, blended from two different areas to create this unique darkened color and texture.

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San Bartolo Coyotepec

The origins of barro negro pottery extend over centuries, with examples of it found at archeological sites, fashioned mostly into jars and other utilitarian items. The color of barro negro is due to the properties of the clay, and is not colored. The pieces are then fired in unground pits or above ground kilns, using wood fires that heat the objects to between 700 and 800 °C.

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San Marcos Tlapazola

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