Orchid-colored tote bag inspired by Oaxaca's black pottery crafts. Made with genuine leather details, suede interior, an internal zip pocket, perfect for your cell phone, magnetic closure, adjustable and removable long handle. Truly a design that will fill your days with life and tradition.
Length: 11.81 inches
Width: 5.12 inches
Height: 12.20 inches
Black Clay is a pottery technique that is popular in Mexico. This manufacturing process dates back to ancient times. In its origins, objects made of black clay were created just with soil but were not very efficient. For example, if they were used to carry water, it would seep through. To improve the hardness, artisans began to bake the clay at low temperature in under-ground ovens fueled by oak wood. The earliest pieces were made in Monte Alban, Oaxaca. However, today there are thousands of artisans who practice this craft in San Bartolo Coyotepec, and many neighboring counties, or close to the Valley of Mexico. It was until the 20th century that artisans began creating more elaborate pieces in different styles that can also have a polished gloss or burnished finish.