Las Fiestas del Cerro / Ceramics Mexican Folk Art Clay

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Las Fiestas del Cerro / Ceramics Mexican Folk Art Clay

Vilma Sandra Velasco Vasquez

Regular price $750.00 USD

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FOFA (Friends of Oaxacan Folk Art) Honorary Mention

FOFA “Honorando nuestra raices, explorando nuestros sueños, 2011”

Made with natural clay. Hand-modeled technique decorated with colors of natural earthen substances, and cooked in a wood-fired oven.

Vilma was inspired to create this piece by the Oaxacan dance festival Guelaguetza, in which Oaxaca´s villages come together in their traditional dress. She researched and faithfully reproduced all the different costumes and accessories. She uses a woman´s skirt as a background to show these details in miniature, adding the festival elements of a basket and church. Although the viewer may not be familiar with the festival, Vilma hopes that her piece enables everyone to imagine the Guelaguetza dancers coming together with music and a lively spirit.

Dimensions: 10" x 8" x 6" in or 25 x 20 x 15 cm

Weight: 2.4 lb or 1.1 kg  

Time of Preparation: 2 Months

Santa Maria Atzompa, Oaxaca-Mexico

Availability: Immediately   


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