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Vintage Mexican Ameyaltepec Clay Pottery Horse Figure Woman Cowboy Set Rare

Vintage Mexican Ameyaltepec Clay Pottery Horse Figure Woman Cowboy Set Rare
Vintage Mexican Ameyaltepec Clay Pottery Horse Figure Woman Cowboy Set Rare
Vintage Mexican Ameyaltepec Clay Pottery Horse Figure Woman Cowboy Set Rare
Vintage Mexican Ameyaltepec Clay Pottery Horse Figure Woman Cowboy Set Rare
Vintage Mexican Ameyaltepec Clay Pottery Horse Figure Woman Cowboy Set Rare
Vintage Mexican Ameyaltepec Clay Pottery Horse Figure Woman Cowboy Set Rare
Vintage Mexican Ameyaltepec Clay Pottery Horse Figure Woman Cowboy Set Rare
Vintage Mexican Ameyaltepec Clay Pottery Horse Figure Woman Cowboy Set Rare
Vintage Mexican Ameyaltepec Clay Pottery Horse Figure Woman Cowboy Set Rare

Vintage Mexican Ameyaltepec Clay Pottery Horse Figure Woman Cowboy Set Rare    Vintage Mexican Ameyaltepec Clay Pottery Horse Figure Woman Cowboy Set Rare

This museum quality and extremely rare clay pottery set is from Ameyaltepec and the indigenous Nahua that paint them in Guerrero, Mexico. The set consists of an indigenous woman working over her metate grinding stone, with beautiful braid, earrings and amazing glyphs and fretwork of birds all around her gown and on the pedestal of the metate and her base. The cowboy campesino likewise has amazing detail with his mustache, on his hat and throughout his outfit and base.

The horse has tons of hand-painted artwork all around too. They are created in the earthy natural clay pottery style with tan and red clay slip indicative of Ameyaltepec pottery from the region. They are thick, heavy and strong fired. All hand-painted with painstaking quality detail.

They are in great shape with the exception of a crack that has been repaired on the stand beneath the woman's feet at right corner with strong ceramic hardening epoxy. And we are not sure if the man was originally holding a wood stick, but one could easily be rested in his hand if you want to place a twig there. With regard to provenance, I went on a quest for some of the oldest pieces I could find from this region and found some beauties that I will be listing.

They are rare pieces to get ahold of given the remote region of Guerrero that they come from. Although "new" in the sense of never having been on display in someone's home, the set is still a vintage one from that region that I specifically sought out.

They all have been waxed to protect their otherwise chalky slip, which makes the artwork really pop out, enhances the lovely aged feel and makes them easy to dust. A rare set indeed for any collector of Mexican folk art. Man: 19 x 6 x 5 1/2.

Woman: 17 1/2 x 6 x 8. Horse: 11 x 5 1/2 x 17.

Istory of this type of pottery follows. Ameyalepec painted clay pottery (barro pintado) is made by Nahua painters from la mezcala, a region in the Balsas River basin in the state of Guerrero, Mexico. They paint beautiful colonial scenes on their pottery 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.

These works of art are a fabulous capsule of colonial life sought and displayed in museums throughout the country and abroad. Pottery production in Oapan and Ameyaltepec dates back to 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: Oapan - has a pre-Hispanic pottery tradition and was the first place where painted clay was made. 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.

This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Vases". The seller is "tradewindsfolkart" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Origin: Mexico
  • Pattern: man woman horse
  • Color: Multi-Color
  • Material: Clay Pottery
  • Subject: man / Woman / Horse
  • Vintage: Yes
  • Brand: Handmade
  • Type: Animal / Person Figure
  • Original/Licensed Reproduction: Original
  • Item Height: see description
  • Model: Figure
  • Style: Arts & Crafts/Mission Style
  • Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original
  • Theme: Horses
  • Features: Hand-Molded, Hand Painted
  • Production Style: Art Pottery
  • Time Period Manufactured: unknown
  • Production Technique: Pottery
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Mexico
  • Backstamp: import sticker - made in Mexico
  • Handmade: Yes


Vintage Mexican Ameyaltepec Clay Pottery Horse Figure Woman Cowboy Set Rare    Vintage Mexican Ameyaltepec Clay Pottery Horse Figure Woman Cowboy Set Rare