Give the enchanting gift of New Mexico flavor and style with a Shumakolowa Native Arts exclusive! This unique cafe-style ceramic mug is a replica of a single beautiful clay pot handcrafted by skilled Santa Clara artist Denise Chavarria.
Chavarria has incorporated very detailed and beautiful carving and burnishing on a traditional red vase. She has carved out a beautiful depiction of the Avanyu, a water serpent that the Pueblo people consider to be the guardian of water. Depicted as a horned serpent with lightning emerging from its mouth, the Avanyu is believed to live in the Rio Grande and its tributaries. The creature's body typically looks like a rippling stream, and the lightning coming from its mouth signifies thunderstorms that bring rain. A common design in the pottery of Santa Clara and San Ildefonso Pueblos, the Avanyu represents the importance of water for the Pueblo people.
A 4 oz. bag of Red Rock Roasters Pinon Coffee adds the unique flavor of the high desert to complete this memorable gift set.