Definition of Talavera in English:

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Pronunciation: /taləˈvɛrə/


[mass noun]
Fine earthenware produced in Mexico, featuring coloured decoration on an opaque white glaze: [as modifier]: Talavera ware has been the principal handicraft since Father Miguel founded the town’s first ceramics workshop
More example sentences
  • The plate is also a typical ceramic craft from Puebla, called Talavera pottery.
  • The mural is crafted in Talavera tile from Cholula, Mexico, and incorporates icons from both Mexican and New Mexican cultures.
  • A distinctive, colourful hand-painted pottery style, talavera is seen to its best advantage in basins.


Early 19th century: named after Talavera de la Reina, the Spanish town where this variety of pottery originated.

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