Handcrafted, burnished, red cantaro. This object has historically been used to transport liquids. Its 3 handles are used to secure a mecapal (a type of holding device), and in doing so it can provide a more confortable fit to the user.
Metzontla's pottery is not glazed but rather polished with a hard object, making the surface of the finished product very shiny. This technique makes their pottery harder and more waterproof.
- Simple design with clean lines
- Natural, unglazed, burnished finish
- Sealed with natural bee's wax
⚠️ The shiny finish will naturally age with use.
Artisan: Adela Cortés
Provenance: Los Reyes Metzontla, Puebla
Dimensions: 23 x 28 x 23 cms
*Exact dimensions vary as this is a handcrafted piece.