:: Jequitinhonha Pottery :2:

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These sculptures are from Jequitinhonha Valley (Northeast of Minas Gerais). These potteries are a traditional in the region and mainly produced by women. Each artisan has her proper style and works with different colors of earth from which they get also the paint. Besides decorative sculptures they produce utilitarian pots and vases, too. The Memorial Minas Gerais Vale has a small but good collection of them.

Estas esculturas são do Vale do Jequitinhonha (Nordeste de Minas Gerais). Essas cerâmicas são tradicionais na região e produzidas principalmente pelas mulheres. Cada artesã tem o seu estilo próprio e trabalha com diferentes cores de terra a partir da qual elas conseguem também a tinta. Além de esculturas decorativas elas produzem potes e vasos utilitários, também. O Memorial Minas Gerais Vale tem uma coleção pequena, mas boa delas.

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