Burnished Clay Dog Pitcher - Brown
A dog shaped pitcher (called “cántaro” in Mexico), hand made, hand painted, carefully burnished using the river stones and finished in a fire. The xolotl dog motif is frequently found in Mexican mythology and ethnic arts, but this one is especially carefully created, and thoughtfully adorned with natural elements like flowers, birds, rain and wings. Used for storing liquids, like water or wine.
“Cántaro” is a precious piece in every Mexican home, and a favorite way to store water. It is believed that water stays cool in a “cántaro” even on a hottest day.
D 17cm (6.7"), H 26cm (10.2")