Red Ochre and Black Handmade pottery - Vase

This pottery piece was made and signed by the Peruvian artisan Crisanto. This type of clay pottery is also called Chulucanas because it was made in a small city north of Peru called Chulucanas.

The artisans use an ancient technique to create these wonderful art. The negative-positive technique was researched and its renewed use has now evolved into a wide variety of shades ranging from light to a dark, almost black ocher. The color is obtained by selecting several fuels such as tender or ripe (fresh or dry) leaves from banana and mango trees. The quantity of fuel placed in the second firing is what provides the variety of shades. Then, they use a black stone to shine the surfaces.

The piece is 7 1/2 inches tall and 6 inches wide.