Jalisco is one of the most important states in the field of handicrafts, due to the great variety and richness of its production. Blown glass, burnished clay, petatillo clay, betus clay, canelo clay, flag clay, metal, textiles, to mention a few, are some of the activities that make it one of the best craft centers since pre-Hispanic times. The blown glass pieces made in Jalisco, from the most prestigious producers in Mexico and the world, are distinguished by their quality, aesthetic mastery and unique designs of great color. This vase is characterized by its refined shape and luminous glass, it is inked with canary yellow enamel on the inside. The quality and craftsmanship make it a fine decorative piece. Little is known of the origin and evolution of the technique of Mexican blown glass, its vestiges are found in the early decades of the Colony when a Spanish glassmaker settled in Puebla where pieces with a very fine manufacture were recovered, the main producers of that time were Mexico, Puebla and Jalisco with pieces for the people with decorations and ancient techniques. Currently, in Jalisco the technique of blown glass has taken root in the cities of Tonala and Tlaquepaque and has evolved with a symbiosis of Mexican and European styles with a great artistic sense that has been recognized worldwide. The technique of blown glass as an artisan creation was inherited by the Spaniards, the diverse techniques resulted in an artisan practice that represents a cultural fusion. Tonalá, Jalisco is the place where this technique was most creatively and artistically developed. It is currently the most important artisan production center and has become the capital of blown glass in Mexico.
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