Making Pilas: Adding Color
These pilas go for a little over Q500/$60 because they use higher quality paint and more cement in the concrete mixture. Cheaper pilas can be had for a little as Q300/$36. Don Eduardo González shared with me that he knows people who have over 20-year old pilas manufactured by him. Also, he made it very clear that his pila factory was inspired by God in a dream about 24 years ago. He received no training from other pila artisans, except for the inspiration from God, he continued. Now his factory also produces pots, concrete figures like tecolotes, lions, birds, etc., and garden and colonial design elements.
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