This tray was inspired by one of the stone mosaic inlays found at the famous Mixtec ruins of Mitla, 30 miles east of the capital city Oaxaca, in the state of Oaxaca.
In 1996 I had the good fortune of a return visit to the state of Oaxaca. I visited the famous ruins of Monte Alban on a previous trip but I was eager to visit this famous archeological site. The small stone mosaic inlay for which Mitla is famous has aroused interest since colonial days and is unique in pre-Hispanic art and architecture. Tens of thousands of stones were cut and placed perfectly without the use of mortar to bind them together. The artisans astonishing skill has enabled the mosaics to weather the many earthquakes for which this region is famous. We have just 1 left!
- Size: 13″ wide
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