Honduras does have a thriving folk art scene. Best known are the country's primitivist painters, such as José Antonio Velásquez (1906-83) and Pablo Zelaya Sierra (1896-1933). The Lencas are also known throughout Central America for their pottery and ceramics. There are several methods that are highly regional. In La Paz, black-and-white and zoomorphic forms play predominantly in the designs, while in La Campa, the ceramics are known for the use of red engobe clay. Finally, the artisans in Valle del Ángeles are prized for their wood and leather work, while the Santa Bárbara area is known for producing excellent junco-palm hats, baskets, and mats.
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