Mexican Pottery Pre Columbian Style Teotihuacan Mayan Aztec Bird Whistle Pair

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Seller: tradewindsfolkart (1,861) 99.7%, Location: Port Isabel, Texas, Ships to: US, Europe, CA, AU, Item: 173916244525 This unique clay pottery pair comes from the potters of the region of Teotihuacan, Mexico. They are two bird whistles. Teotihuacan potters take their modern day inspiration from the pre-columbian pottery pieces found in Maya, Aztec, Mixtec and Toltec archeological sites. Primitive in shape with natural earth slips or stone textures. One measures 7 x 3 1/4 x 4". The other is 5 x 4 x 5". If you are interested in a little history of Teotihuacan, read further: Teotihuacan (where this pair was made) was a pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city located in a sub valley of the Valley of Mexico, located in the State of Mexico. Although it is a subject of debate whether Teotihuacan was the center of a state empire, its influence throughout Mesoamerica is well documented. It is still a mystery as to who built this amazing city. It was built by hand more than a thousand years before the swooping arrival of the Nahuatl-speaking Aztec in central Mexico. But it was the Aztec, descending on the abandoned site, no doubt falling awestruck by what they saw, who gave it a name: Teotihuacan. The city reached its zenith between 100 B.C. and A.D. 650 and supported a population of a hundred thousand. No matter its principal builders, scholars and evidence suggest that Teotihuacan hosted a patchwork of cultures including the Maya, Mixtec, and Zapotec. One theory says an erupting volcano forced a wave of immigrants into the Teotihuacan valley and that those refugees either built or bolstered the city. The city and the archaeological site are located in what is now the San Juan Teotihuacan municipality in the State of Mexico approximately 25 miles northeast of Mexico City. The site covers a total surface area of 32 square miles and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. It is known today as the site of many of the most architecturally significant Mesoamerican pyramids built in the pre-Columbian America, including the Pyramid of the Sun. Condition: New, Country/Region of Manufacture: Mexico, Brand: Handmade

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