This beautiful colander olla, is handmade in Oaxaca by Las Mujeres del Barro Rojo, the Women of the Red Clay.
The Mujeres collective was founded by Macrina Mateo and the tradition of pottery making in her family spans 20 generations. Today, Macrina is world known and was invited to show her art at New York's Museum of Modern Art and featured in Vogue.
The intense red color is achieved by combining red and yellow clay that the women mine in the hillside. The women make the pieces by hand without the use of molds or a pottery wheel. It takes them about 10 days to finish each piece.
Red Clay Pichancha Pot originally was used to dry corn but can be used to was berries and fruits. It is also a beautiful decor piece.
SIZE: ~7.5" H x 8" D
Approximate size. Due to its handmade nature, size and imperfections vary slightly.
MATERIALS: 100% Oaxacan Clay | 100% lead-free
ORIGIN: San Marcos Tlapazola, Oaxaca, Mexico
CARE: Hand Wash Only.