La Muerte Tiene Permiso – Tzinacan Bowl – Oaxacan black clay


Tzinacan is the Nahuatl word for bat, and it is a gift for the bats represented in many ceramic pre-hispanic pieces.
Bats have been part of the mythology of the cultures of pre-Hispanic Mexico as one of the most notable deities; there is evidence that they were of great importance due to the abundance of representations of these animals in ceramic urns, sculptures, paintings, stelae and ancient codices.

Handmade in Oaxaca, a state rich in pre-hispanic pottery tradition, the Barro Negro (black clay) style has a tactile finish with a subtle shine. The workshop takes the natural clay and cleans it by filtering it for 20 days. The clay is then smoked to create the black colour and burnished rather than glazed, by polishing the surface with a quartz crystal until it has a glossy finish with a warm glow. The pieces are then fired in underground pits or kilns, using a wood fire.

This bowl is burnished to create a beautiful shine and waterproof, food safe finish. Hand wash with hot water, organic soap and a sponge. Due to the item’s individual production, there may be small variations.

Dimensions: Ø 12,5cm x 7cm H

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