This figurine is one of a kind! Its handcrafted by the Shipibo people of Peru.
This jaguar was created in the traditional way, gathering and making their own clay, hand coiled, hand painted and fired outside. The glaze finish is created by the gathering and heating of sap/pitch applying to the pot and buffing with special stones.
Shipibo designs are the materialization of the visions and language of the Amazonian people interpreted through the ritual of Ayahuasca. The intricate patterns are painted with living dyes derived from the forest soil and the bark of ancient trees. Each piece expresses Shipibo cultural beliefs and their connection to nature and energy through such symbols as the Ayahuasca flower, the teeth of the piranha, the path of the anaconda, and the mother's womb.