Awesome Mexican hand glazed ceramic bull's head, huge horns. Colours and pattern vary according to maker's mood. Cool to use with a lamp behind and the eyes can then glower. Hand crafted Mexican home ware and Intagible Cultural Heritage ware as proclaimed by UNESCO
Holy Kitsch! Mexican faience wares display streams of influence on traditional earthenware in Mexico. With the importation of glazed ceramics displaying Moorish/African Chinese Roman and Dutch influences new techniques were absorbed into the ancient arts and crafts movement of Mexico a result being these spectacular tin glazed ceramics now recognised as being unique cultural heritage the tradition of these wares in the making is unchanged since 1600s. Forms change.
The motifs are freehand using as a pallette a variety of dots, grids and flowers, the glazes are raised. It takes great skill to do these freehand.
The artisans in Mexico still sieve mix and knead their own clays and now use non-toxic glazes. This beautiful ware is a fantastic homage to herds that were moved by the indigenous across the vast plains of North Mexico and Southern USA once a part of Mexico. This is an ethical ware.
They decorations remind Holy Kitsch! of the music and passion of Mexico
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