Small black talavera-style bowl made by a family in the colonial highlands of México. Strikingly beautiful in fresh, modern colors. This adorable bowl is the perfect size for storing spare change, jewelry and keys, or serving small items such as nuts, olives, dips, and salts. Crafted from locally-sourced clay and intricately hand-painted with mineral glaze.
Talavera-style pottery was introduced to México by the Spanish in the early 16th century, and today is a mix of indigenous tradition, Spanish influence, and local adaptation. These pieces are crafted in the state of Guanajuato and are designated as Majolica pottery, a variation of Talavera. In recognition of the exceptional skill required to create Talavera pottery, Mexico created a stringent quality and classification system, designating only the finest and most authentic pottery of this style as Talavera. To date, only a handful of artisans and studios have received the Talavera designation, and they are located in and around the city of Puebla. All other pottery crafted with a similar style is referred to as Majolica.
Dimensions: 3.5"H x 1.25"W
Materials: Locally sourced clay and naturally-dyed glaze (100% lead free)
Care: Dishwasher and microwave safe; please avoid harsh detergents and abrasive cleaning products.