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Back in Stock: Authentic Mata Ortiz Pottery!!

Back in Stock: Mata Ortiz Pottery!

Our authentic Mata Ortiz Pottery from Casas Grandes, Mexico is back in stock and more beautiful than ever!  All pottery is done in a variety of styles, designs, and colors.  These are one-of-a-kind items, each uniquely handcrafted and handpainted.

We currently have them available in four sizes.

Mini, apx. 3.5" tall

Small, apx. 5" tall

Medium, apx. 7" tall

Large, apx. 10" tall

A brief history on the pottery:

Casas Grandes pottery was first produced about 1,000 years ago in an area of Northern Mexico called Paquime. Although the pots were crude utilitarian vessels at first; their style, shape, and quality transformed through trade with the Hohakam and Anazasi. Designs were inspired by the environment including bird and leaf patterns stylized by each artist.

Mata Ortiz pottery from Casas Grandes has some likeness to that of the Northern Pueblos, but is distinct in the unique feature of having very thin walls.  The Paquime culture peaked sometime in the 13th or 14th century and then vanished.

In the middle part of this century, archeologists did considerable research into the early cultures of the Southwest.  A young man who grew up near the Paquime ruins took great interset in the pottery shards of his ancestors and now world renowned, Juan Quezada, worked tirelessly for many years to not just bring back "what was", but to take the art to new heights.  he shared his techniques with family and friends until the revival of pottery making became an industry for his village.

El Paso Saddleblanket provided an outlet for the tens of thousands of pots produced by aspiring artists.  Today, we are the distributor of Casas Grandes pottery of all quality levels from crude elementary pieces up to gorgeous museum quality pots.

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The Mata Ortiz pottery has proven to be a top-seller for many of our customers, and we recommend putting your orders in NOW as they are prone to selling out!  And we are sure that these beautiful pieces will fly off the shelf.

Want to place your order?  You can go ahead and do that online:  https://elpasosaddleblanket.com/collections/mata-ortiz-pottery or you can give us a call at (800) 652-9170.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Happy Trails!

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