Hand-painted Chulucanas ceramic plate

Hand-painted Chulucanas ceramic plate
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Hand-painted Chulucanas ceramic plate 

100% fair traded

Dimensions: Ø 12 cm

Single copy

With the goal in mind of our 2010 trip to Peru, especially to dedicate the least profitable organizations and disadvantaged artisans, we came across the products of the women's association "Artesanas para el mundo - artisans for the world" in a small town called Chulucanas on the north coast of Peru. They are said to be descendants of the Tallanes, a pre-Columbian population in this region. Their special and beautiful ceramic products are made according to old templates which they call "Vicus" and despite the considerable period of their existence, new designs keep emerging from them.

In traditional handicraft, the clay is brought into the correct shape by hand and only with the help of simple tools such as a wooden board with a handle, which are then painted with natural mineral colors and fired at 900 degrees using the low-temperature process. First, the clay products are polished with river stones. In order to achieve the different shades, something called negative technique is used. For this purpose, all areas that should remain light are covered with liquid clay and all areas that should remain dark are covered with mango leaves before the second fire. In order to give the figures their typical shine, the figures are cleaned and polished with wax.

Please note: Even if our craftsmen make the greatest possible effort to achieve a high quality level, we would like to point out that it is manual work. This means that our products can differ slightly in shape, color and size. We also cannot guarantee that all products are actually completely impermeable to water. We would therefore like to ask you for leniency in favor of a genuine one-of-a-kind product. Because of the elaborate decor, we recommend not to cut on the plate with a knife.


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