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This 17th Mask is dedicated to Mata Ortiz pottery from the Mexican state of Chihuahua. This type of ceramic is a recreation of the Mogollon pottery found in and around the archeological site of Casas Grandes (Paquimé) in Chihuahua. Named after the modern town of Mata Ortiz, which is near the archeological site, the style was propagated by Juan Quezada Celado. Quezada learned on his own to recreate this ancient pottery and then continued to evolve it. By the mid 1970s, Quezada was sel