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Tzintzuntzan plate set

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Tzintzuntzan plate set

$68.00

 

Vintage Tzintzuntzan Plate set. Fisherman and fish. These are cuties are old and imperfect, adding to the charm.

larger : 8.5 “ diameter 

smaller : 5.5 “ diameter 


Tzintzuntzan is the village with the singing name that means "where the butterflies are" was once the capital of the great Purepecha empire and the site of the first cathedral, though that was later moved to Patzcuaro.  It specializes in pottery with a creamy white glaze decorated with simple line drawings in black.  The drawings, often crudely done but always charming, reflect the major local industry and show fish, boats or fisherman wielding the graceful butterly nets that have become the trademark of Lake Patzcuaro.