Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Polychrome Mata Ortiz / Casas Grandes Vase

Small Polychrome Mata Ortiz Vase by Lucero Lopez Corona 
Casas Grandes (Mata Ortiz) pottery was inspired by the prehistorical pottery shards found in and around the ancient great city of Paquime, the center of the Casas Grande culture.  Its ruins can be found 15 miles north of the village of Mata Ortiz adjacent to the town of Nuevo Casa Grandes.