Maya Reproductions

Rodrigo and Patricia Martin create beautiful reproductions of pre-Columbian art. Prices begin at two hundred dollars. Rodrigo also carves wonderful stone stele, jade, and wood. The studio and showroom are located in front of their restaurant in the town of Muna, which is between Merida and Uxmal. It is definitely worth the trip!

A quartz pebble is used to burnish an unfired pot. Patricia paints slip onto a cylindrical vessel. The pots are placed on a metal grill and fired in this wood-firing updraft kiln.

For more information, see "A Maya Ceramics Tradition Survives in the Yucatan," in the December 2003 issue of Ceramics Monthly, pages 64-65, or contact them (in Spanish) at:

Rodrigo y Patricia Martin 
Taller de Reproducciones Prehispanicas
Calle 13, No. 201 X 26 Y 28
Muna, Yucatan

Telephone from the US: 011-52-997-971-0036

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Web page, photographs, and text by Carol Ventura in 2001. Please look at Carol's home page to see more about crafts around the world.