This item if for 4 matching black pottery plates from Oaxaxa Mexico. Hand made, this process uses black clay found in the Oaxaxa region of Mexico. These plates are black pottery, no design. They measure about 8 1/2" in circumference. They are signed on the back with "Lama/OAXACA/Mexico". They are part of a collection that dates back to the 1970's. The black clay pottery pieces are traditional from the OAXACA, Mexico area. The plates are in good condition, not chips, cracks or repairs. They do have use marks on them.