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Olivia Gualinga (right), one of the many women potters in Jatun Molino, places a few pieces of unfired dry pottery in and around the family cooking fire. All of the decoration has already been done using colored clay slips. The pottery is slowly preheated and will get very dry, allowing it to be quickly fired in an open bonfire. In the background (upper right) are large pottery jars used to ferment chicha, a type of beer made from yuca (manioc).
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