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Shipibo Gallery

Welcome to the Shipibo Gallery. Many of the pieces offered here are older (antique) Shipibo artworks from the Peruvian Amazon. This gallery will be regularly updated so check back often. Please ask if you would like additional photos or more in-depth descriptions Enjoy your treasure hunt...


NOTE: All items being offered on this website have appropriate provenance and are legal to buy and own under the United States statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, Chapter 14. Every purchase comes with a written certificate of authenticity (COA) and are fully guaranteed to be as described. Provenance and accurate, detailed condition information is included with each listing.

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Shipibo Pottery

Although not dating to Pre-Columbian times, Shipibo pottery is artistically crafted, beautiful and well deserves to be appreciated and collected. Pottery of this type is still being made today by the women of the Shipibo natives of the Peruvian Amazon. Coil construction and hand-painted intricate designs are sophisticated interpretations of their cosmic beliefs — that the jungle rivers follow the same course as the stars. Many of the pieces shown here are rare, older examples of Shipibo ceramics.

Medium Shipibo Figural Urn Shipibo Figural Urn #2 — Northern Peru

Late 20th Century

A nice medium-sized Shipibo pottery figural vessel. A well executed and boldly painted example showing traditional Shipibo artistry. Condition is near excellent. A few minor scrapes and surface imperfections, but is overall a fine example that displays well.

Just over 8.25" across x 7.75" tall


Shipibo Pottery Bowl #11 Shipibo Bowl #11 — Northern Peru

Mid 20th Century

An older Shipibo bowl dating to the mid 20th century. Thin walled construction, well painted and with obvious signs of age and tribal use. In good condition with one stabilized hairline crack. Moderate wear and and paint loss. Significant loss to the exterior resin coating, typical of pieces of this age. Overall a fine example. Pieces from this time peiod are becoming rare.

Approx. 6" across x 3.25" tall.


Shipibo Pottery Bowl #10 Shipibo Bowl #10 — Northern Peru

Late 20th Century

A fine Shipibo bowl with thin walled construction and typical geometric designs; black paint on a tan background with an orange stripe just below the shoulder. A high quality bowl. Condition is very good. Two or three hairline cracks have been restored, but is all original and appears chioce.

Approx. 8.5" across x 4.25" tall.


Shipibo Pottery Face Bowl Shipibo Face Bowl — Northern Peru

Mid to Late 20th Century

A very rare Shipibo bowl with a high-relief face sculpted into the interior of the bowl. Painted inside and out with dark brown linear designs on a tan background with red rim. In good condition. Assembled from approx. 6 pieces with restored breaks and light paint touch-ups. A very unusual example of Shipibo pottery. I've only seen one other piece similar to this one.

Approx. 9.5" across x 3.5" tall.


Two Shipibo Pottery Face Bowls Two Shipibo Face Bowls — Northern Peru

20th Century

Two Shipibo bowls with relief faces. Both probably dating to around the 1970s. Thin walled construction, nicely painted and in great condition. Only very minor chips and scratches.

Face bowl #1 - A janus-form bowl with two similar faces; one on each side. Approx. 5" across x 3" tall. $150

Face bowl #2 - A small bowl with single face and traditional geometric designs. Approx. 4.25" across x 2.5" tall. $75

Two Shipibo Miniature Pottery Bowls Two Shipibo Miniature Bowls — Northern Peru

20th Century

Two Shipibo miniature pottery bowls; both probably dating to around the 1980s. In fine condition with only very minor chips and scratches.

Mini bowl #1 - Approx. 3.5" across x 1.5" tall.

Mini bowl #2 - Approx. 4" across x 1.5" tall.


Large Shipibo Figural Vessel Shipibo Figural Vessel — Northern Peru

Mid-20th Century

A medium sized Shipibo figural vessel dating to the mid-20th Century - 1950s or 1960s. Painted in black and orange over a white background. Rounded lower body with bold designs. The face is well sculpted and painted across the lower portion. Unlike most with faces in low relief this vessel has highly dimensional, more realistic facial features. Condition is very good. One 2.5" x 1.5" rim shard has been reattached. A couple of other very small rim chips, else intact. The white ground color shows staining and light earthen deposits as is typical. Coated inside and out with a natural tree resin lacquer used as waterproofing. Overall a fine example with signs of tribal use.

Just over 9" across x 9.5" tall


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