The vessels are sculpted by women of the Ciamagul Co-operative, using techniques passed down through generations of women. The women belong to the indigenous Lenca tribe and believe women have a special connection with the earth and are therefore the only ones who can mold it.
Made without paint, the vessels are first sculpted, then layered with mud to create the designs. After they’re fired in a kiln, the unprotected areas turn black and create the bold designs. The final product that is distinctive and delightful . . . especially when you consider the process behind them!
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In the spirit of Women’s History Month, our thoughts are drawn to the many women who contribute to society in a myriad of ways while expecting nothing in return. They are hidden from view. Yet these women are transforming communities and making a positive difference in the world. They are unsung heroines.
March is about celebrating women… something we’re pretty excited about. There is so much to appreciate, so many barriers yet to topple, and so many amazing women to recognize for their accomplishments.
Ah, Valentine’s Day. Every year we look forward to it, but here’s the thing. Ever since Eve Ensler started One Billion Rising as part of her V-Day movement to end violence against women and girls, we’ve felt conflicted about this holiday.