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Ocumicho Tailor and Seamstress Shop

$249.00

Ocumicho Mexico Folk Art Tailor and Seamstress Shop

 The artisans of Ocumicho, have distinguished themselves with their creations of bird-shaped whistles, winged serpents, topless mermaids, and crazy devils that ride bicycles and drive buses. 

Artists mine for the clay with picks and shovels then it is carried on the backs of mules to their village. Any impurities are removed from the clay, small amounts of water is added, then it is covered waiting to be transformed. The artist sculpts the desired figures then burnishes to have a smooth finish. It is then dried in the shade for a day, then finally finished drying in the hot village sun. The clay is fired in a circular kiln that is open at the top at a low temperature. After the artwork is cooled they sculptures are painted bright colors with handmade paintbrushes. Some signed and others not.

Do you love this piece?  It's hard not to, but as wonderful as it is, it also very fragile. Great care must be taken in packing and shipping to minimize the risk of damage as much as possible.  We leave that to the professionals (FedEx) who pack, insure and ship for us.  PLEASE call or email us for actual shipping costs before you click to purchase to avoid any unpleasant surprises on your invoice. It’s almost crazy to try this at all but then again, love makes us do crazy things.

Thank you~ Casey

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Ocumicho Mexico Folk Art Tailor and Seamstress Shop

 The artisans of Ocumicho, have distinguished themselves with their creations of bird-shaped whistles, winged serpents, topless mermaids, and crazy devils that ride bicycles and drive buses. 

Artists mine for the clay with picks and shovels then it is carried on the backs of mules to their village. Any impurities are removed from the clay, small amounts of water is added, then it is covered waiting to be transformed. The artist sculpts the desired figures then burnishes to have a smooth finish. It is then dried in the shade for a day, then finally finished drying in the hot village sun. The clay is fired in a circular kiln that is open at the top at a low temperature. After the artwork is cooled they sculptures are painted bright colors with handmade paintbrushes. Some signed and others not.

Do you love this piece?  It's hard not to, but as wonderful as it is, it also very fragile. Great care must be taken in packing and shipping to minimize the risk of damage as much as possible.  We leave that to the professionals (FedEx) who pack, insure and ship for us.  PLEASE call or email us for actual shipping costs before you click to purchase to avoid any unpleasant surprises on your invoice. It’s almost crazy to try this at all but then again, love makes us do crazy things.

Thank you~ Casey

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SKU: MEXOCU8
Availability: 15" x 11" x 6"
Width: 15.00
Height: 15.00
Depth: 15.00