Hand-Painted Talavera Ceramic Wall Cross from Mexico, "Faithful Talavera"
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This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more
In the traditional style of Talavera handicrafts, Mexican artisan Pedro Tecayehuatl creates this ceramic wall cross. He paints the cross by hand with intricate and colorful floral motifs. This piece of wall decor will bring an air of faith to your home.
Talavera is a distinctive art form brought to Mexico by artisans from Talavera de la Reina, Spain. The ceramic artisans of Puebla, Mexico then incorporated Chinese designs, thus creating the blue and oyster-white patterns traditionally associated with Talavera Poblana. Today there are also more "contemporary" designs that include yellow, green, orange, mauve, black and red.
National and international conventions require that a rigorous procedure be followed in the elaboration of authentic Talavera-style ceramics. Each individual piece will be slightly different, and therefore a unique work of art.