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.
Each mug is a unique piece, hand-created by Leidy or a member of her family. The interior glazing, made from the resin of a tree native to the Peruvian Amazon, insulates the clay from water and heat, making these mugs completely usable for hot and cold drinks.
**Please be aware that clay color may change depending on the season and mineral makeup of the Amazon river basin.
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Material: Hand-collected clay from the Amazon basin, naturally dyed & hand crafted
Dimensions: 8 cm diameter, 12 cm with handle x 5 cm tall (3” diameter, 4.5” with handle x 2” tall)*
Region: Jungle - Selva
Artisan/Community: Leidy Martinez & the Panduro Family
Details/Care: This mug is made to be used, but is not dishwasher safe - hand wash only
*Please note that because our products are made by hand, without machinery or molds, items may vary slightly in size and color.