I am not sure just where this Jug originated, but it is Meso-american. It was given to me by my great-grandmother about seventy years ago. She had had it for some time before that. There is something a bit magical about this jug. It is also extreemlly tactile Wonderful to hold, and very plesent to look at. I have never had it valued, but there is the possibility it is worth a great deal of money. But even if not, it is a great work of ART.