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The Sun God sheds light on Inca geometric artistry, transforming this decorative plate into a captivating vision from the past. Known as Inti, the sun was also known as the "Servant of Viracocha." Inti ruled the realm of the divine whereas his descendants ruled over mortals as Inca emperors. Inti was revered as the most important and powerful gods, many temples were built in his honor and people brought offerings of gold, silver, and cattle. There were also maidens referred to as "Sun Virgins." Because this plate is handcrafted individually, the product received may vary slightly in its color and design.
About the Artist: The Huaman Paucar Family from Peru is proud heir to an artistic family legacy: 'Our family's journey in the ceramic arts has been influenced by the customs and lifestyles of my village, a village of ceramic artisans. We dress our jars and decorative plates in beautiful designs from ancient Peru. Each carries the powerful, elemental mystery of water and earth. In our home-based workshop we also teach other ceramists in our tradition, and many have stayed to work with us.'
The Huaman Paucar Family Artisan Collection is brought to you by Novica in Association with National Geographic. This beautiful piece was handcrafted by Huaman Paucar Family in Peru. An artisan story card will be included with your purchase.