Chimu Dog Vessel - Peru
Master ceramist Walter Jose Acosta replicates the art of the Chimu culture with this canine vase. Acosta is faithful to the artistic details and colors favored by the Chimu, who lived in northern Peru between 1100 and 1400 B.C. Acosta crafts a stunning ceramic replica, which he paints with natural pigments. The sculpture is then buried in the ground for a few days to achieve a weathered look.
Born in the Huambo province in the Amazon region of Peru, Acosta attended the School of Fine Arts as a teenager. There he learn about design and techniques for creating Pre-Columbian replicas.
"The message Walter Jose Acosta want his art to convey is that “our ancestors crafted beautiful and complex pieces with only their hands as tools, without the kind of technology we have nowadays. Through their work, they expressed all that they saw and wondered about from their environment, their thoughts, and beliefs. Clay was their medium. I feel that Peruvian ceramic art is a way to communicate with our ancestors and to keep them alive for the coming generations.”
For decorative use only.
Weight: 1.1 lbs
Dimensions: 6" H x 3.9" W x 5.75" D
Signed in Ceramic
Eco-Friendly: colored with organic dyes
Made in Peru.