This black pottery is made by a few families in Peru’s northern jungle in Loreto, using traditional methods unique to those jungle communities. The clay is formed by mixing the white clay from the Amazon basin with the ash of the apacharama bark. The pieces’ brilliant black color results from the process of smoking the ceramics with different plants and tropical woods - a process that makes them waterproof and heat resistant.
The Black Clay Triple Salsera is a perfect accent piece. We like to use it to serve sauces or spices, or to display jewelry. Since the ceramic’s color and shine come from within the clay itself, it does not contain any paint or glaze that may flake off onto jewelry or into food.
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Black Clay Triple Salsera
Material: White clay, apacharama bark, plants and woods local to the Loreto region
Dimensions: 20cm from each point of the triangle, with diameter of 9cm for each dish x 5cm tall (8” from each point of the triangle, with a diameter of 3.5” for each dish x 2” tall)*
Region: Jungle - Selva
Artisan/Community: Ceramicists from the community of Santo Tomas
Details/Care: The black clay pottery is useful as well as decorative - we’re pretty sure food tastes better from it too! Wash by hand with water and a light detergent.
*Please note that because our products are made by hand, without machinery or molds, items may vary slightly in size and color.