March 8, 2012

Talavera Pottery

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Mexican Talavera pottery (which I saw in Southern Arizona - Tubac, AZ), I realized how similar the motifs appear to that of European decorative folk art.

Additionally the motifs appear much more loose in handling than that of say, Hungarian folk art.

I discovered this brightly-colored ceramic-ware was brought to Mexico from Spain in the 1500's. Authentic Talavera pottery only comes from the City of Puebla and from nearby communities of Atlixco, Cholula, and Tecali. 1

1 Source Wikipedia 
Image source ellaeco.com 


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