Clay Pottery for Sale

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This wonderful clay pottery was brought all the way from Totonicapán; that’s near Xela in case you didn’t know, to be sold in Antigua Guatemala and its surrounding villages. Believe or not, many people still use clay pottery to cook. Just the other day while researching about leña, firewood fuel, I learned that some families still only use leña and a poyo, sort of a brick stove, to cook. So, these clay pottery are the perfect complement for cooking with leña, don’t you think?

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  • Rosa

    Clay pot shapes are specific to certain foods/cooking. Here in NY we use one for frijol, another for coffee roasting (comal) etc,, which expedite the cooking process. All come from mercado merchants in our hometown ..Patzun!

    • http://antiguadailyphoto.com Rudy

      Arriba Patzún Rosa and thanks for sharing the trivia about the shape of the pottery which is related to the foods being cooked in them.

  • Eric

    Rudy, please warn your readers: If you buy one of these wonderful pots, it will multiply into two…then four…then many, many more ! Do you know how much chocolate I have to buy in the weekend market at the plaza mayor just to fill them all…?!? :)

    • Eric

      The other strange thing…whenever I am looking for a vendor of clay pots, I can never find one. However, when I get home from my trip, I find clay pots in my backpack! How do they do it ? Magic ?!?!

      • http://antiguadailyphoto.com Rudy

        It’s certainly magic or a kind soul puts the clay pots on your backpack. ;-)

    • http://antiguadailyphoto.com Rudy

      I didn’t know the pots multiplay Eric, good thing you warn us so I will keep it in mind next time I fly since you have to be very careful about over-weight on luggage nowadays. :-(