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Large painted ceramic pot decorated with birds and floral motifs. The pot stands on three curved hand-moulded feet and has similar handles. The pot curves out from the base and has a thinner neck and an upturned lip at the mouth.

History Of Use

Early 20th century ceramics like this large pot are from a reasonably long-standing material culture tradition in the Rio Balsas region of Guerrero. This medium was eventually abandoned as it was deemed unsustainable, due to breakage between the production and distribution centres. The ceramic painters from this tradition eventually transferred their work to paper. They bought amatl (amate) bark paper from the people of San Pablito, and transferred their painting techniques to the new medium.

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