This Talavera Tile Cuff Bracelet is a simple beauty that is light weight, easy-to-wear and mold to the shape of your wrist. Fun in the first degree!
Talavera Pottery is recognized as brightly colored Mexico Folk Art. The process to create this pottery is elaborate. It has basically not changed since the early colonial period. To be approved as genuine Talavera the pottery must meet numerous standards.
Talavera pottery comes in the forms of plates, bowls, jars, flowerpots, sinks, religious items and decorative figures. However, a significant use of the ceramic is for tiles. These tiles decorate both the inside and outside of buildings in Mexico. When it comes to bright colors, it is hard to beat this type of pottery!
The tradition has struggled since the Mexican War of Independence in the early 19th century. For example, the number of workshops reduced to less than eight in the state of Puebla. Later efforts by artists and collectors revived the craft somewhat in the early 20th century. There are now significant collections of Talavera pottery in Puebla, Mexico City and New York City. Further efforts to preserve and promote the craft have occurred in the late 20th century. The introduction of new, decorative designs and the passage of the Denominación de Origen de la Talavera law to protect authentic pieces made with the original, 16th-century methods. Learn more about Talavera pottery here.
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