These Shipibo ceramics are handmade by Leidy Martinez and her family, who come from the Shipibo-Konibo Indigenous group in the Peruvian Amazon. Dora Panduro, the family’s matriarch, was one of the best-known and widely recognized ceramic artists of this style. In 2009 she received official recognition from the Peruvian Ministry of Culture for her ceramic artwork. Today, her daughters and nieces carry on the tradition.

 

To create the ceramic pieces, the clay is collected from the river basin and molded and painted by hand. From there, the pieces dry in the sun before they are baked over a fire. This tradition and style is specific to the Shipibo people, passed down through generations of mothers and grandmothers.

 

These ceramic houses are made to symbolize the family home in Shipibo communities. Traditionally, houses are made from shapaja leaves, whose trees are native to the rainforest. Shipibo families traditionally share one home, with multiple generations living under one roof. The ceramic houses represent the unity of the Shipibo family.

 

**Please be aware that clay color may change depending on the season and mineral makeup of the Amazon river basin.

 

 

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Shipibo Casita

$125.00Price
Size
  • Material: Hand-collected clay from the Amazon basin, naturally dyed & hand crafted

    Dimensions:

    Small: 20 cm wide x 18 cm deep x 18 cm tall (8” wide x 7” deep x 7” tall)*

    Large: 30 cm wide x 25 cm deep x 25 cm tall (12” wide x 10” deep x 10” tall)*

    Department: Ucayali

    Region: Jungle - Selva

    Country: Peru

    Artisan/Community: Leidy Martinez & the Panduro Family

    Details/Care: Handle with care, use a damp cloth to clean or dust

     

    *Please note that because our products are made by hand, without machinery or molds, items may vary slightly in size and color.

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