This Mexican Tlaquepaque 'Petatillo' pottery vase measures 5" high by 3.5" in diameter. It has a man and his burro napping, surrounded by a landscape of trees and cacti in the decoration. Tlaquepaque was made for the tourist industry during the 1930-40s. Each piece is hand-painted with everyday scenes, a great folkart presentation, and the decoration is presented in the traditional Tonala style with a cross-hatch design in the background. In this style of decorating the artist painted the scene, and then filled in all the blank areas with the cross-hatch or 'Petatillo' design. This vessel is glazed in beautifully vivid colors over the terra cotta clay body. It is finished to a semi-gloss sheen. It is signed 'Mexico' on the bottom. This vase is in original condition, no apologies. This Tlaquepaque Petatillo vase makes a beautifully folksy and cheerful presentation!