|Today as they were over 600 years ago chimineas are still
utilized as fireplaces however chimineas are also gaining popularity
as decorative accent pieces in the yard and garden. Recently
featured in an article in Architectural Digest, chimineas have
become revered by some of today's top designers. They can now
be seen accommodating everthing from a bouquet of flowers to
towels in the bath.
Chimineas (chim-in-ee-as) or Chimeneas (chim-in-ay-as). There
are several ways to spell and pronounce the name but they
all refer to the same thing. A Mexican, clay, outdoor fireplace.
Chimineas were originally used indoors to take the chill out
of the air during the evening hours. In the morning bread
was cooked over the hot coals. Some form of Chiminea has been
used by many cultures around the world. The exact date and
origin is not known however in one form or another clay fireplaces
ahve been around for hundreds of years.
Types of Clay: Chimineas are currently made of several different
materials. Iron and clay seem to be the most popular. Types
of clay used in the manufacturing of Chimineas are El Barro
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