Denise Chavarria Pueblo Morning Two Mug Holiday Gift Basket

Item No: 10997

$ 60.00


  • Give the enchanting gift of New Mexico flavor and style for the holiday with a Shumakolowa Native Arts exclusive! These two unique café-style ceramic mugs are replicas of a single beautiful clay pot handcrafted by skilled Santa Clara artist Denise Chavarria.

    Chavarria has incorporated very detailed and beautiful carving and burnishing on a traditional red vase. She has carved out a beautiful depiction of the avanyu, a water serpent that the Pueblo people consider to be the guardian of water. Depicted as a horned serpent with lightning emerging from its mouth, the avanyu is believed to live in the Rio Grande and its tributaries. The creature’s body typically looks like a rippling stream, and the lightning coming from its mouth signifies thunderstorms that bring rain. A common design in the pottery of Santa Clara and San Ildefonso Pueblos, the avanyu represents the importance of water for the Pueblo people.  

    A 4 oz bag of Red Rock Roasters Coffee and four piece Pueblo design coaster set completes this memorable two-mug gift basket.

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