Monday, 3 October 2011

Unique Style Indian Pottery

There is nothing like unique Indian pottery, like that designed by the Tarahumara and Tigua Indian Tribes, to create a glimpse of true south west authenticity in your place. The rough clay isn't only very long lasting but is also what gives the pottery that favorite rustic attraction. The way of making this organic pottery has been trained to each generation and is still made at present as it has been for 100's of years. If you're like and enjoy Native National pottery, you'll certainly like holding a piece of this beautiful art in your hands, and consider the work needed in making such exclusive pottery.

If you're thinking about collecting Native indian pottery, you may find many types and might even find out some that you never knew about. From traditional style pieces of Tarahumara pottery with dark-colored earth tone colors to remarkably painted art pieces, colored by the Tigua Indians, you will definitely not have a difficulty choosing on something you like. The various styles of pottery are fascinating for collectors simply because there is so much available. The most interesting part of getting genuine Native Indian pottery is the knowledge that it has always been part of Indian life. Lately, there has been a renewed interest in pottery collecting because of the revival of classic Mata Ortiz pottery found in the Casas Grandes region of Chihuahua, in the northstate of Mexico.

Many types of Indian clayware can be used for both collection and cooking functions. Many of the Tarahumara pots or ollas as they are known as, are used to cook beans, corn and other traditional Local American meals. The pots are made to be simple and useful and are designed in different sizes and shapes that identify how the pot will be used. No matter which kind of pottery you decide on, whether to be used for cooking or just ornamental purposes, you will no doubt get pleasure from all the work involved in making Indian pottery.

You will find pottery producing very interesting. Made by hand, the potter uses the coil and pinch method without the use of a pottery table. The potter starts his work by first finding the clay and then grinding it to a fine natural powder using a stone metate. Water is then blended with the clay powder and brought to the necessary consistency. A piece is made for the base of the pot and then clay coils are molded together to build up the sides. The instruments the Tarahumaras use to sleek the pot and scrape away roughness are nothing more than pieces of gourd vine, rockor wood. They then warm up the pot in a shallow hole after it has had time to dry out in the open air. It is then decorated with various items like a feather, the hands or a cloth-wrapped stick and natural paints like red ocher, iron oxide or hematite.

Owning Local American pottery, whether a rustic style Tarahumara pot, a amazingly painted piece by the Tigua Indian Tribe, or refined artwork like Mata Ortiz, is truly a great advantage and enables you to experience Local traditions and customs in the most genuine way. You can buy beautiful Indian pottery on the internet, and in pottery shops and many stores that sell southwestern interior decoration and accessories. If you would like to be part of the exciting rebirth of Indian pottery collecting and add Local American style to your furnishings, try decorating with authentic pieces of hand crafted Indian pottery.

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