ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT: You Too, Can Own 30,000 Year Old Brazilian Pottery

By D. Lanier Shook                                            October 9, 2013

Brazil is an amazing country with vast territory and vast natural resources. They also have an amazing history, which goes back a very long time. Some scientists say these cave paintings are 30,000 years old.

An article on Yahoo (click here to read it) explored the Sierra da Capivara mountains of Brazil and their amazing cave art. You can read more about the mountains by clicking here to read the Wikipedia article or you can read what UNESCO has to say about the site by clicking here. Evidently this was a very popular neighborhood to live in a very long time ago.

Unfortunately this area is quite remote and doesn’t have an airport. Unless you want to spend alot of time or money getting there you won’t be able to see these cave paintings. Or will you?

This article isn’t just about the amazing cave, its about the factory in the area making ceramics that feature reproductions of the cave paintings. According to the Yahoo article this factory employees underprivileged women in the area. You can visit what I think is their website by clicking here. The site is in Portugese so I’ve taken the liberty of translating the home page for you. (Thank you Google Translate.) As far as I can tell this is what the links on their website say from top to bottom:

  • who we are
  • quality craftsmanship
  • The Serra da Capybara
  • Titles and Awards
  • partnerships
  • export
  • Resales in Brazil
  • Product Catalog
  • contact

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