Presence of the Pseudo-cloisonné Pottery in the Bolaños Culture, Jalisco and Zacatecas
María Teresa Cabrero G. • español
Abstract. The pseudo-cloisonné pottery was widely distributed among the prehispanic world in Mexico from 200 AD. These objects are described as pseudo-cloisonné because of similarities to the decorative technique employed by the true cloisonné made of metal. The presence of this technique post-firing in the Bolaños culture, which is located among the states of Jalisco and Zacatecas, is further evidence of the commercial contact that took place with the Chalchihuites culture (Northeast Zacatecas). These objects arrived to Chalchihuites through the commercial exchange that began in Teotihuacan and traveled northward in search of the valuable turquoise mines located in New Mexico. The decoration on these objects using this technique shows evidence of the existence of highly skilled people specialized in this technique among this society. The decoration in general represents the ideology of the craftsmen when they embedded the features of nature as well as distinctive people among their society.
Keywords: Pseudo-cloisonné, Chalchihuites Culture, North of Mexico, Bolaños Culture.
Cabrero G., M. T. 2012. Presencia de la cerámica seudo-cloisonné en la cultura Bolaños, Jalisco y Zacatecas. Arqueología Iberoamericana 16: 11-24. http://www.laiesken.net/arqueologia/archivo/2012/16/2_en.
Publication date: 31-12-2012.