Mujeres del Barro Rojo

Oaxacan Red Clay OLLA

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Beautiful colander olla, red clay, barro rojo, 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. 

Originally this type of olla was used to dry corn.


SIZE: ~13" D x 11.5" H 

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