This beautiful 15.75” handcrafted and hand painted Mexican pottery charger is a fine example from Capula, Michoacan, Mexico; one of the small towns around Lake Patzcuaro in Michoacan.
Capula is a town in Michoacan whose name means "The Capulines" are located in the town of Morelia, Mexico and is known for its ceramics. After the conquest of Mexico, Vasco de Quiroga, the first bishop of Michoacan, gathered the Purépecha Indians into several villages around Lake Pátzcuaro and encouraged each to adopt a specific craft as a means to survival.
His vision lives on years later: Capula for its rust-colored pottery. During the autumn, this village holds an annual festival called The Calacas of Capula which includes an exhibition of Capula artists
This piece is handcrafted from red clay and hand decorated with a green rim and birds surrounded by a floral motif. This sweet simple pottery is often painted with fish and birds and other common designs, but the most recognizable features of Capula ceramics is the pointillist style of dots in sections, contrasting against the rust colored redware background. This would be gorgeous in a Mexico inspired home, displayed on a shelf or rustic hutch. Colors include forest green, blue, rust, white, and tan.
Ready to hang.
Beautiful vintage condition with no cracks or repairs.
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