Negro Tinieblas/

Darkness Black

Mexicolors

at London Design Festival

2013

The bat god, deity of the underworld and the night, is a symbol of sacrifice in the 
Zapotec culture. This set of table chandeliers represent god Piquete Ziña, and the rituals related to him. 
Made from black clay, they are burned underground and smoked to achieve their 
coal-like colour, rising from the underworld to lighten mortals in the darkness.

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Master Craftsman: Pablo Mateos

Black clay.

Part of collective group La Tlapaleria. www.latlapaleria.com
Exhibitions: The London Design Festival 2013

Kukuruchos 2014

 

Photos by Cecilia Suárez

 

London Design Festival 2013

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