TARAHUMARA MEXICAN INDIAN USED CLAY PITCHER

$255.00

REGION: SIERRA MADRE MTNS, MEXICO

ETHNIC ORIGIN: TARAHUMARA

USE: HEAVY, THICK WALLED POT FOR SERVING/STORING  LIQUIDS

HANDMADE OF: CLAY

DIMENSIONS: APPROXIMATELY 7 INCHES IN DIAMETER, 6.5 INCHES HIGH

AGE/CONDITION: AGE UNKOWN; CONDITION IS GOOD. TWO CRACKS ON LIP

APPROXIMATELY 50,000 TARAHUMARA LIVE IN THE SIERRA MADRE AREA OF NORTHERN MEXICO IN ALTITUDES RANGING FROM 3000 TO 8000 FEET. THEY ARE SUBSISTENCE FARMERS RASING TRDITIONAL VARITIES OF CORN, BEAN AND SQUASH. THEY ALSO HERD SHEEP AND GOAT.

DUE TO THEIR ISOLATION MANY ASPECTS OF THEIR LIFE REMAIN TRADITIONAL AND RELATIVELY UNCHANGED . THEY SPEAK RARAMURI WHICH THAY ARE SOMETIMES CALLED. THEY ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR ABILITY TO RUN GREAT DISTANCES.

MANY TARAHUMARA WOMEN MAKE A VARIETY OF POTTERY FOR EVERYDAY USE. LOCAL CLAY IS COLLECTED, PREPARED, HAND-COILED AND SMOOTHED TO PRODUCE THE POTS. WOOD IS USED FOR THE FIRING AND TAKES PLACE OUTDOORS.


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  • Model: TARAHUMARA INDIAN CLAY PICTHER
  • Shipping Weight: 6lbs


 
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