The Xalitla community is known for it's paintings on amate paper, depicting scenes of the village's agricultural and religious festivities. Amate paper is obtained from the bark fiber of Ficus trees. It's boiled and crushed with a volcanic stone to form sheets of paper that are left to dry in the sun.
Due to ecological and sustainability concerns surrounding the commercialization of amate paper, the designers at Onora worked with master artisan Pablo Pérez Martínez, of Xalitla, Guerrero, to incorporate this painting technique onto a beautifully crafted clay skull.
Measurements: 4"W x 5"L x 3.5"H (Small), 5"W x 6"L x 4.5"H (Medium), 6"W x 7"L x 5.5"H (Large)
Photos show small and medium Xalitla skulls.
*All items sold by Vía Raíz are handmade. Therefore they may have small "imperfections" or slight variations of color and design between each product—we think that is part of the beauty of having something made with care by individual artisans.
**Our website photos are a close representation of this piece, but may not be identical to the one you receive.