Hipolito Camacho Adam and Eve and the Serpent Tree of Life M797

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This awe-inspiring tableau is the work of Hipolito Camacho of Metepec, Estado de Mexico. There's a picture of an almost identical piece on p. 136 of Lenore Hoag Mulryan's Ceramic Trees of Life published by UCLA's Fowler Museum in 2003. Red clay painted white, it seems to vibrate with energy. The life force made concrete. The earthly paradise. Dwarfed ...

Tlaquepaque Plate M776

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Mexican tourist ware from the 40s and 50s. A whole style developed by the village artisans who flocked to the great Pan-American Highway influenced by each other and by the products of the US as the great nation Mexican nation opened itself up to visitors on a large scale. Inimitable and ever increasingly rare, Tlaquepaque is truly ...