Sunday, September 5, 2010

Chorotega pottery in museum in San Vicente

This photo shows the beauty and artistry of Chrotega Pottery. Some artisans make reproductions of pre-Columbian designs. Others have modified the styles to appeal to the tastes of tourists.

The clay and locally available materials feature earth tones, as you can see in this photo. The designs use both geometric and animal motifs.

This is the last photo in my series on Chorotega pottery and the Ecomuseuo de la Ceramica Chorotega in the village of San Vicente. It is a great place to buy pottery. It is a convenient stop after taking a wildlife river trip in Palo Verde National Park. Here is a link to the website for the ceramics museum.

Today is Sunday, so we have new photos on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. This week we are showing photos of the birds, bridge and bats of Sydney, Australia.

4 comments:

Steffe said...

Modifying the style for tourists sounds like a bad idea. But the ones here looks fine.

Sharon said...

There are some very pretty pieces here.

Jarart said...

Oh yes, I'll take one of those, and one of those and......

Rob and Mandy said...

Nice job! Being a hobby potter myself, I really appreciate what they do! Seen much worse.

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