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Pai Pai Short Ceramic Vase

$38.00 Regular price
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Short and round ceramic vase handmade in Baja, México in the Pai Pai community. The black, marbled markings are a result of the firing process, making each piece unique. 

The ceramic vase is designed and handmade by Daria Mariscal in a remote town of northern Baja. Daria harvests and processes local clay, and shapes each vase by hand before burnishing, sun drying, and ground firing to finish. This pottery technique has been practiced by generations of Pai Pai members, an indigenous community in Baja pre-dating the Spanish settlement with currently less than 200 people. Daria speaks Pai Pai and Spanish.

Due to the handmade nature of the pieces, each one will vary slightly in size, shape, and appearance. 

  • Handcrafted in Baja, Mexico
  • Materials: Clay locally sourced in Baja 
  • Size: 5" H x 5" D (each piece may vary slightly in size and appearance)
  • Intended as decor or for dry stems only. Also suitable as a small indoor planter for cacti.
  • Care: If needed, rinse carefully in water and let air dry 


Pai Pai Pottery

Several hours south of the US - Mexico border, in a remote part of the mountainous, high-desert region of Baja California, is a tiny town home to the indigenous Pai Pai community (a group of less than 200), where pottery-making has been a way of life for more than 500 years.

The pottery is ground-fired using dried yucca wood as fuel. The firing process gives the pottery its distinctive reddish-brown hue with a unique, marbled appearance.

Daria, one of the community leaders, was taught to make pottery by her parents and grandparents. Pottery has a significant cultural and spiritual significance for the people of the Pai Pai community. 

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