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Lenca

This large indigenous group today spans the regions of south western Honduras and eastern El Salvador. They have largely lost their native tongue, but several ancient traditions of theirs’ still survive. One of these traditions is their sought-after pottery creations. Their pottery making, a continued activity that reaches far back into the mists of pre-European contact history, today is still practiced using local clays. The Lenca alfareros (potters), taking cues from an Italian archeologist who has been working with them and investigating their society for decades, have created a line of pottery that is rooted in their millennial plastic arts tradition which is coupled with a strikingly contemporary aesthetic.

Handmade Pottery: Women Artisans of Lenca Tribe Handmade Pottery: Women Artisans of Lenca Tribe
Handmade Pottery: Women Artisans of Lenca Tribe

Lenca Handmade Pottery – Central America Descendants of the Lenca, an indigenous ethnic tribe of Honduras and the eastern portion of San Salvador, are responsible for producing some of the most unique and impressive handmade pottery to be found in the Americas. It is in fact the Lenca women who are the skilled artisans of […]

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