|Dimensions||20 x 22 x 17 cm|
LARGE BARRO NEGRO SUGAR SKULLSKU: BNSL.
This incredibly solid Barro Negro (black clay) Skull, has been handmade in Oaxaca and features a metallic shiny finish and ornately cut designs and can be used with a small tea light candle.
Dimensions: 16.5cm(h) x 11.5cm(w) x 21cm(d)
From the State of Oaxaca in Mexico, Barro Negro pottery is distinguished by its colour, sheen and unique designs. It’s origins extend back centuries to the Monte Alban period with examples found at a number of archeological sites and remains as a traditional craft of the Zapotecs and Mixtecs of the Central Valley areas. The naturally coloured clay soaks for over a month to remove impurities. Each piece takes over 20 days to complete and is polished before firing with a curved quartz stone to result in the metallic glaze, a technique developed in the 1950’s.