Oaxaca Black Pottery Magdalena Pedro Martinez Huautla Flower Vendor With Baby

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Oaxaca Black Pottery Magdalena Pedro Martinez Huautla Flower Vendor With Baby
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One of my absolute favorites! The work of the Pedro Martinez Family of San Bartolo Coyotepec is beyond compare! Magdalena Pedro Martinez is the youngest of the brothers and sisters that learned their art form from their parents, yet have brought their traditions to a whole new level. Her work is just incredible... so fine in every single aspect. While a practicing doctor in the village, Magdalena has managed to continue her fine art work at the same time.Magdalena places great emphasis on the preservation of the traditional dress of the seven regions of Oaxaca in her work, and you can see that in the very fine detail of each piece. The pieces are crafted of clay, hand polished with a quartz stone, and then fired without allowing oxygen inside the home made kiln. This oxygen reduction method of firing is what gives the pottery it's black color, and the hand burnishing with the quartz stone is what gives it a beautiful shine. She consistently amazes me with both the quality and the detail. And we are so honored to be able to offer her work here.This particular piece is the artist's depiction of a woman from the town of Huautla de Jimenez dressed in the beautiful indigenous dress of her village in the Canada region of Oaxaca. The woman is depicted in a scene that is familiar to any of the many indigenous markets throughout Oaxaca. She is kneeling down selling calla lilies with two birds on the side. She has her baby strapped to her back in the traditional method, using a rebozo (shawl) to secure the baby safely to her body. Just a few of the incredible elements of this sculpture are the details in the sweet face, the lovely floral and bird pattern on the dress, the braids in the hair with ribbons forming bows on both sides,the great textural feel of the piece, the beautiful rebozo shawl securing her child, the curious child peering over his mother's shoulders, the dangling earrings, and the extra pieces of a straw mat, two bunches of lilies and two birds that complete the scene that the artist has set! A sweet and touching piece that truly represents the culture that we have fallen in love with in Oaxaca! The ultimate level of detail in the garments and accessories is the hallmark of Magdalena's work. The piece is signed by the artist.
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One of my absolute favorites! The work of the Pedro Martinez Family of San Bartolo Coyotepec is beyond compare! Magdalena Pedro Martinez is the youngest of the brothers and sisters that learned their art form from their parents, yet have brought their traditions to a whole new level. Her work is just incredible... so fine in every single aspect. While a practicing doctor in the village, Magdalena has managed to continue her fine art work at the same time.Magdalena places great emphasis on the preservation of the traditional dress of the seven regions of Oaxaca in her work, and you can see that in the very fine detail of each piece. The pieces are crafted of clay, hand polished with a quartz stone, and then fired without allowing oxygen inside the home made kiln. This oxygen reduction method of firing is what gives the pottery it's black color, and the hand burnishing with the quartz stone is what gives it a beautiful shine. She consistently amazes me with both the quality and the detail. And we are so honored to be able to offer her work here.This particular piece is the artist's depiction of a woman from the town of Huautla de Jimenez dressed in the beautiful indigenous dress of her village in the Canada region of Oaxaca. The woman is depicted in a scene that is familiar to any of the many indigenous markets throughout Oaxaca. She is kneeling down selling calla lilies with two birds on the side. She has her baby strapped to her back in the traditional method, using a rebozo (shawl) to secure the baby safely to her body. Just a few of the incredible elements of this sculpture are the details in the sweet face, the lovely floral and bird pattern on the dress, the braids in the hair with ribbons forming bows on both sides,the great textural feel of the piece, the beautiful rebozo shawl securing her child, the curious child peering over his mother's shoulders, the dangling earrings, and the extra pieces of a straw mat, two bunches of lilies and two birds that complete the scene that the artist has set! A sweet and touching piece that truly represents the culture that we have fallen in love with in Oaxaca! The ultimate level of detail in the garments and accessories is the hallmark of Magdalena's work. The piece is signed by the artist. Approximate Measurements: Main piece: 8 1/4" high x 5 1/2" wide x 5 1/2" deepAdditional pieces will require additional space in front to display, but the are involved will depend on how they are displayed. The flower bunches are approximately 3" deepArtist: Magdalena Pedro Martinez, MexicoCategory: Oaxaca Black Pottery; Mexican Folk Art
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