Barro Canelo

About …

Barro Canelo is one of the five traditional clay techniques from Tonala. Its terracotta colors give a particular finish especially because of the artistic decoration. The artisanal Pajarito Family using self-made natural pigments made of flowers, seeds and soil paint each piece by hand. The clay is formed, and then hand painted. What makes it different is that it works like an undisclosed photography and after it is burned the painting appears. It was originally used for the Botellones used to carry and store water.