Hilario Quezada Jr. - Dia de las Muertos - Native American Pottery
Hilario Quezada Jr. - Dia de las Muertos - Native American Pottery
Hilario Quezada Jr. - Dia de las Muertos - Native American Pottery
Hilario Quezada Jr. - Dia de las Muertos - Native American Pottery
Hilario Quezada Jr. - Dia de las Muertos - Native American Pottery
Hilario Quezada Jr. - Dia de las Muertos - Native American Pottery
Hilario Quezada Jr. - Dia de las Muertos - Native American Pottery
Hilario Quezada Jr. - Dia de las Muertos - Native American Pottery
Hilario Quezada Jr. - Dia de las Muertos - Native American Pottery

Hilario Quezada Jr. - Dia de las Muertos - Native American Pottery

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Artisan Hilario Quezada Jr.
Here is the largest and most elaborate Day of the Dead pottery in my store ever. The Mexican holiday
Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead ) is celebrated throughout Mexico. November 1st is a wonderful time to visit this nation to marvel at the respect and splendor descendants show to their beloved, deceased ancestors in the community cemeteries. It is a day for the living family and friends to renew their respect and love for the deceased by gathering to pray for and remember them and participate in their spiritual pilgrimage.

Hilario Quezada Jr. is one of the masters of depictions of this holiday. This piece is substantial and large. It has a beautiful matching tri-leg base. The pottery has three separate 'windows' with scenes of Dia des Muertos. The areas between the scenes are decorated with mind bending designs, patterns and colors, Paquime styling which reaches a thousand years back to the modern artist colony's ancestors. Señor Quezada has transformed images of the dead to those of living souls, where they experience everything we the living love of life. As with all of Artist Quezada pieces, this pottery is full of imagery. There are dancers, musicians, lovers, and other folks celebrating. The landscape is filled with all types of plants and animals indigenous to the Mexican environment. The trees are bare and show it is in fact early winter. As an homage to his fellow artisans, Señor Quezada Jr. has placed the names of deceased residents of Mata Ortiz on the headstones. RIP engravings show the strength of affection and reverence by our Latin cousins to their deceased loved ones. As a final effect of his artistic abilities, Señor Quezada Jr. utilizes the style of sgraffito etching, a design method going back thousands of years. This method demands a great commitment to time and is very difficult to achieve.

Width - 10 inches
Height with Stand - 12 inches
Mouth - 4.5 inches
Weight - 4 pounds 10 ounces

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