"Ceramica Serra da Capivara" is one of the social projects created as an economic alternative for the indigenous population which lives on the perimeter of the Capivara National Park. (They are the Guardians of the Park) This project, created in 1993, is dedicated to the artisans who decorate their ceramics with the same artwork as that which is engraved upon the walls of the archeological sites. Within this protected area, the 40 families of the community are capable of producing a maximum of 7,000 pieces per month.
Everything produced by this group is considered "green" - the clay, the paint, the brushes and more. Even the water they use is collected during each rainfall. All sanitary and environmental rules are followed. Each piece is produced by hand and carefully examined to be sure it meets the quality guidelines of the community. All members earn the same salary and are covered by governmental safety and insurance regulations. In 2006, this project was recognized by CEBEDES - The Brazilian Council for the Development of Sustainability, and certified as the Premier Project in all of Brazil for that year.
This partnership is proud to have as its objective the preservation of environmental and cultural patrimony as well as the creation of jobs which better the entire community.
Note: This pottery is oven, dishwasher and microwave safe.