Decor Henriot is the most traditional pattern showing the Breton figures.
A Breton (or Bretonne if a woman) is a resident of Brittany.
Quimper Faience refers to a fine grain earthenware decorated with an opaque, tin based glaze.
Each piece is completely hand painted without the use of decal or stencil by one of 48 painters (all but 4 are women).
Slowly, these are being revived, and today the atelier produces 30 patterns as well as special orders for decors presently not in production.
Brittany is a region in northwest France where the town of Quimper is located.
This type of design has been applied continuously for 100 years, and has been exported to America since the late 1800's.