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Kichwa pottery from Estela Dagua in Puyo:

This is a large olla from Estela:

From Jatun Molino, including a horn:

Kichwa wooden paddle (bat) for making pottery (held in the lap while forming a pot):

Unknown origin (from a shop in Puyo):

All the work on this page is Kichwa (formerly spelled Quichua) pottery, mostly from the villages of Puyo and Jatun Molino. All of the work is earthenware, and most of it has red, white and black slips. The pottery is not glazed, but instead coated with a tree sap resin from the Shilquilu ruya tree (Protium fimbriatum). The resin is rubbed on the ware while it is still hot from firing, leaving a varnish-like surface.
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