A Casas Cerandes vase from Mata Ortiz Pottery in Mexico. Mata Ortiz pottery is a recreation of the pre Hispanic pottery found in and around the archeological site of Paquimé in the Mexican province of Chihuahua. The pots are made using the gray, yellow, orange, red and white clays from the area around Paquimé and are painted with paints from local clay or from crushed minerals such as manganese, also mined locally. This pot is painted with sweeping black lines and has filled in paint areas that surround wave-like shapes. The pot has a broken rim.
Sabina Udlalba H.