San Jose Pottery Tango Gitano Dancer Tiles
In 1934, San Jose Pottery’s principal artist Fernando Ramos returned to Mexico to start his training in Mexican and Spanish folk dancing. During that time, he met fellow dancer Carla Montel. The pair married and formed a dancing team. He used his considerable artistic skills to design their sets and costumes; Carla sewed the costumes. This tile set, “Tango gitano” (Gypsy tango) is a self-portrait of Carla and Fernando. The two six inch tiles are set in wrought iron hangers.
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