Denise Chavarria Pueblo Morning Holiday Gift Set

Item No: 10996

$ 30.00

Description

  • Give the enchanting gift of New Mexico flavor and style for the holiday with a Shumakolowa Native Arts exclusive! This unique café-style ceramic mug is a replica 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 2.5 oz bag of Red Rock Roasters Piñon Coffee adds the unique flavor of the high desert to complete this memorable gift set.

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