If your merchandise has a significant defect, please send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org within a period not exceeding 7 calendar days with your full name or the name of the person who made the purchase order, photographs of the product and what is damaged, broken, or missing, as well as the packaging inside and outside wherever shipping label visible. The case will be analyzed and up to six different alternatives are offered, reserving the probability of an additional one, depending on the case, and if we consider it so:
1. Exchange for another piece, which being unique, would be selecting one or more to your liking as long as the price at which the piece was purchased is equivalent to that of the requested piece.
2. That the part be returned to us, repaired and resent.
3. Money back-upon receipt of the piece in our studio.
4. Credit available for when there is a piece to your liking.
5. Partial refund to cover restoration costs.
6. Redo the piece.
In any of the six cases, depending on the damage to the piece, we reserve the right to request that the piece be returned for repair and disposal for sale, the shipping cost of which would be covered by us. In the event that you must return the piece, it must be with a package equivalent to the one that protected it when it arrived at its last destination, just as we packed it. Otherwise, we could have a total loss of the piece, so there would be no refund.
When a package is shipped to another country, it may be subject to import taxes, duties, or fees imposed by the destination country. Generally, these charges must be paid once the package arrives in the destination country. Depending on the country, the buyer may be required to pay these charges when receiving the package. The loss of a piece by omission in the payment of tariffs by the buyer invalidates the guarantee that Arte Marakame gives to it.
It is worth mentioning that by buying a product in Arte Marakame, you are accepting these policies.
Note: If the damaged craft was purchased from a dealer, please contact them directly and follow their refund policy. Arte Marakame does not accept returns of handicrafts purchased from distributors.
Clarifications on the exchange rate
1.- The final price will always be shown in Mexican pesos (MXN) in accordance with current regulations.
2.- If you choose PayPal as your payment method, there may be a slight discrepancy in prices due to the exchange rate provided by both services, with PayPal being independent of Arte Huichol - Marakame.
About Mata Ortiz Ceramics
Mata Ortiz pottery is made with ancestral techniques used by the Paquimé culture with designs made with mineral and lead-free paints and brushes with child's hair.
These pieces are made entirely by hand in a period of approximately one to three months and are used in their burning stage, poplar tree bark and buñiga (dry cow manure) to achieve the right temperature as well as preserve the style. rustic burning that characterizes them.
Juan Mata Ortiz is a small town just three hundred twenty kilometers northwest of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. There live about 300 families dedicated to pottery, creating the most extraordinary jobs that are currently produced. Each potter makes the piece in the same way in which they were made 600 years ago in the city of Paquimé, however today's potters have incorporated their innovative designs and the development of their own distinctive styles.
Mata Ortiz Ceramics are made with ancestral techniques that the Paquimé culture used with designs made with lead-free and mineral paints and children's hair brushes. These pieces are made entirely by hand in an approximate period of one to three months and are used in their burning stage poplar tree bark and buñiga (dry cow manure) to achieve the appropriate temperature as well as preserve the style of rustic burning that characterizes them.
To make a pot, potters start by kneading a clay tortilla that they compress with their fingers into a shallow, plate-shaped plaster matrix. After cutting the excess from the edges, they make a thick strip of clay and join their ends to form a ring of the same circumference as that of the mold. They place this large annular 'chorizo' on the edges of the mold and attach it to the tortilla around it; with your fingers press it up to form the walls. Then they refine their shape and match the surface. The walls are thinned evenly by scraping the outer face with the teeth of a piece of saw, while pressing with the fingers from the inner face. When you touch a finished vessel, you can feel the artist's fingers that molded it inside.