Created exclusively for our collection with local earth, these slow made pottery baskets feature unique markings from the pit fire process, a sturdy handle and plenty of style in the perfect neutral of peachy blush. In a world where we spend the bulk of our time indoors, it’s more important than ever to bring the outdoors in. These little charmers can be used to display fruit and flowers, hold keys by the front door, or grace a table as the loveliest bread basket.
Our award-winning master artisan partner has been producing custom pottery works for over 37 years. While her mother showed her the basics of working with clay, she is self-taught, and divides her time between creating her masterpieces, and teaching art at a local school. These pottery works are a crucial element to the local culture in her community and have been made in the region for thousands of years. Every custom work is created with local clay, then slowly pit fired over the span of six hours – a process that results in durable, elegant works that are supreme examples of Mexican artistry. In addition to pottery, this community is also well known for natural dyes, embroidery work and their brass bands.
Approximately 14cm wide x 20cm tall including handle, 10cm tall without handle
Hand wash, and do not place in the dish washer or microwave. These pieces are food safe, however care should be taken to not place anything greasy inside or they may stain. As these pieces are unglazed, natural pottery, they will sweat if standing water is placed inside. We would suggest placing a protective plate under the piece initially, if you will be setting the basket with water on a surface that you would like protected.
The price is for a single barro basket. Given the nature of handmade, sizes, markings, designs and hues may vary slightly from the featured product image.
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