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Pai Pai Lunar Vase

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A lunar shaped decorative clay vase handcrafted in the Pai Pai community of Baja, México. The black marbled markings are a result of the ground-firing process, making each piece unique. Try it with dry, architectural stems or as a stand-alone vase. Also suitable as an indoor planter with a vertical cactus.

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: Locally sourced clay 
  • Size: 7" H x 4.5" D (each piece will vary slightly in size and appearance)
  • Details: Intended as decor or for dry stems only (or use a liner). Also suitable for use as an indoor planter.
  • Care: If needed, rinse carefully in water and 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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