Travel Photography Photos tagged as pottery
For many years Chauchilla cemetery was looted by treasure hunters, who destroyed the place completely, taking away all the treasures the mummies kept in their tombs for centuries. Grave robbers just left behind the corpses, which can be seen today all over the ground. In addition to skulls and bones, visitors also can see several tombs centuries’ old, as well as long human hairs, ceramic fragments and others remains scattered on the dessert surface. It is the only archaeological site in Peru, in which ancient mummies are seen in their original graves, along with ancient artifacts, dating back to 1000 AD. Our excursion also includes the visits to the Nazca ceramic workshop and the gold extraction process center.
Chauchilla Cemetery is a necropolis that contains prehispanic mummified human remains and archeological artifacts, located thirty kilometers south of the city of Nazca in Peru. The bodies are so remarkably preserved due mainly to the dry climate in the Peruvian Desert but the funeral rites were also a contributing factor. The bodies were clothed in embroidered cotton and then painted with a resin and kept in purposely built tombs made from mud bricks. The resin is thought to have kept out insects and slowed bacteria trying to feed on the bodies.
World-famous Delft Pottery - life in white and blue.
Plants and pottery for sale
One of the few local hand made souvenirs you can find on Nevis. Most of what we've seen in gift shops were imports.
smaller souvenirs - votive candle holders perhaps
Some history on pottery and the firing process
Pottery assortment, locally made souvenirs
Assortment of pottery available for sale
Assortment of pottery
Firing process over coconut shells
drying in the sun. I wanted some of these but someone already had dibs on them. They'll ship out of the country, at a price.
Pottery Woman of Kedigou, near Segou, Mali