A history of this type of pottery follows. Painted clay, barro pintado, is made by Nahua painters from la mezcala, a region on the Balsas River basin the state of Guerrero, Mexico. They paint beautiful colonial scenes depicting their way of life which may include cathedrals and town squares, mountains and lakes and workers in the fields, fish, birds, deer or rabbit, agave plants and field workers, weddings, festivals. Religious and cultural events are often depicted on the pots, a style known as barro con historia.A fabulous capsule of colonial life. Pottery production in Oapan and Ameyaltepec dates from pre-Hispanic times. Women made pots and plates, ceremonial pieces and human and animal figures. In the 1950's when foreign tourists starting coming to Mexico (Taxco, Acapulco and Cuernavaca), those areas became outlets for the Balsas crafters. There are several villages in the la mezcala region that paint on clay, amate paper or wood, but three villages are very significant for their geographic location and historical background. Ameyaltepec is the hometown of Pedro de Jesus and Critino Flores Medina, pioneers in the amate paintings. The biggest evolution in the painting style was accomplished here.
Also home to the distinctive red/tan pottery, painted in a slip of red with great detail. Oapan - has a pre-Hispanic pottery tradition and was the first place where painted clay was made. The item "17 Vintage Mexican Folk Art Ameyaltepec Guerrero Pottery Vase Rooster Chicken" is in sale since Friday, March 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Latin American\Mexico\Pottery".
The seller is "tradewindsfolkart" and is located in Port Isabel, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.