Mexican Baila Round Vessel Hand-painted Bathroom Basin
Vessel Bathroom Sink from Mexico
Size : 40 cm (16") in diameter
Please allow 3 weeks delivery
This unique design is created so the bowl sits on the countertop. Of all of our products, this shape is the most popular as the bowl features beautifully hand-painted ornamentation on both the inner and outer surface. The bowl is deep enough for the running water not to splash outside the wash basin.
The basin is carefully packaged and secured against any damage during transport.
HISTORY: Around 8 centuries ago, Arabs moved into North Africa, then into Europe. Their glazed designs on ceramics, known as Majolica, were made with pigments on raw or unfired glaze. Majolica was introduced in Mexico in the 1700s when Spanish monks brought over artisans from Talavera de La Reina in Spain. The Mexican craftsmen blended the Majolica process with their own interpretation resulting in their own art forms and colors. Their product became to be known as Talavera. The Talavera produced in certain workshops in Puebla is now officially designated, recognized and protected by the Government of Mexico.This exclusive sink design is made in the traditional Talavera technique and it comes from a tiny town of Dolores Hidalgo in central Mexico.
Each of these artistic sinks are moulded and painted by hand, and may have slight variations which adds to their appeal. They are made of ceramic and fired twice: once before they are decorated, and a second time after they are glazed. Talavera colors and shine will not fade with proper care. We recommend NOT to use abrasive cleaners, as they "eat-up" the finish.
Pop-up strainers for the standard size drain are available from retailers.