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Margery H. Freeman
Date created
December 1981
Irapuato, Mexico
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Clay pots in Irapuato, Mexico

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Multiple clay pots stand collected together. For the most part, the pots are unglazed, though a few sport decorative glazed stripes.

Irapuato is a large town in the Mexican state of Guanajuato known for its agricultural produce. The town was originally settled by the Tarascan Indian community, but it remained a small village until the Spanish conquistadors discovered large silver deposits in the nearby town of Guanajuato. Since then the village has grown into a city, but it still retains much of its Indian heritage, including architectural styles and agricultural practices.