Tonala Pottery with Brass Parrot Figurine, Mexican Folk Art, Bird Lover Gift, Jungalow Decor

$44.00

Parrots are important birds and icons for Mexico, Central- and South America. Their colorful feathers were used in headdresses well before the Spanish entered the area, and parrots were kept as pets by many. And so I always love it when I find a parrot folk art piece, as to me the birds are quite exotic. So to see pieces made and know that parrots are so familiar, well, it's such a reminder of how much our cultures are shaped by nature around us. This parrot is a not-so-common form of pottery in which brass is used almost as a cage around the ceramic figure. So it involves both the shaping, painting, and glazing of the pottery-which is very much in Tonala style of stoneware ceramics--and then the brass had to be cut, etched, shaped, and adhered. This brass cage did have a loose spot when I first found it but I have since repaired that.

The piece measures just over 9" long by 3-1/2" wide and 4" tall. The brass is flat in one area on the base, which is how the parrot sits flat. Other than the fix I made to reconnect the brass, is in good vintage condition.

Exotic in more ways than one.

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