Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Pottery Market and Museum

Today's first-day-of-the Month worldwide Daily Photo Theme is open air markets. I am bending the rules a little bit, as this market is partly open air and partly under a roof, but I want to share with you a delightful museum and market.

This is the market area of the Ecomuseo de la Ceramica Chorotega, located in the town of San Vicente, a little down the road from the pottery village of Guaitil. It is like an open air market, as they display the pottery of local artisans around a large room that also has museum displays, with a garden and oven for making pottery out back. Many of the pottery artisans in San Vicente and Guaitil sell pottery in open air market areas in the front of their homes where they make their pottery.

These are the women who work in the museum and pottery market. They obviously are friendly, enjoy their work, and are proud that they are helping to carry on the pre-Columbian traditions of Chotoga pottery. I will show more of it during the next few days. Here is a link to the website for the museum.

This week we are showing photos of a remote area of Aututaki in the Cook Islands of the South Pacific on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

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9 comments:

Kate said...

Bending the rules, Dave, is the best way to present one's photos! It's a great addition to this wide collection of photos for theme day. The vendors look quite happy to be included!!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

great image for theme day. and they look so happy!

Jilly said...

You are allowed to break rules, Dave and with such a beautiful result. Lovely women and beautiful pottery. Loving the colours.

Tracy said...

They have beautiful smiles!

Rob and Mandy said...

Very nice, love the pottery! Greetings from another rule bender (they're meant to be bent or broken, no?)

Jarart said...

I like the way the women posed and look so happy. I want to browse in this shop a bit.

glenda said...

These are beautiful pottery pieces.

Halcyon said...

Very nice choice. I especially like the smiles of the ladies.

Sharon said...

Did Julie buy any of the items on display?

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