Catalog #300203

Capula Fish Platter

16w x 16h

circa 1990

Capula, Mexico


The hand painted ceramics of Capula, Michoacan are best known for their intricate detail and stippled dot patterns, combined with playful animal forms.  This platter is an unusually large, and particularly fine example of the style.  The platter is decorated with the traditional Whitefish of the region, a major food staple and delicacy since ancient times.  The whitefish appears in many Tarascan art forms including jewelry, textiles, and ceramics. 


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