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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...

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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.


Large Shipibo Figural Urn Large Shipibo Figural Urn — Northern Peru

Late 20th Century

A beautiful Shipibo pottery figural vessel. Very nicely sculpted face; realistically rendered in high relief. The painting is masterfully executed all around. Condition is near excellent. A few minor imperfections, but is overall a choice example that displays dramatically.

Just over 11" across x 11.5" tall

$525


large Shipibo Pottery Bowl Large Shipibo Bowl — Northern Peru

Mid to Late 20th Century

A very large Shipibo pottery bowl. Thin construction and beautifully painted inside and out. The interior is brown and orange against an off white ground. The underside is painted in white and brown aganist an orange background. Condition is very good, near choice. Some light scrapes, dings and paint loss, but it has never been broken. No cracks or repairs of any kind. A lovely example and much larger than most.

Apprx. 13" across x 4" tall.

SOLD


Orange Shipibo Pottery Olla-Form Vessel Orange Shipibo Olla — Northern Peru

Late 20th Century

An unusual Shipibo urn with a rarely seen solid orange exterior color. The orange background is decorated with white and black geometric patterns. Also rare is the blue accents. Condition is very good. There are several rim chips, dings and scratches along with minor paint loss. The bottom has moderate erosion. A great example and fairly large in size.

Apprx. 8.5" across x 8.5" tall.

SOLD


Old Shipibo Pottery Olla-Form Vessel Old Shipibo Olla — Northern Peru

Early to Mid 20th Century

A great older Shipibo olla-form vessel dating to the mid 20th century or earlier showing obvious signs of age and tribal use. Well painted in the more simplistic old-style designs, executed in black on off white with only a few orange accents. Condition is quite good for its age. Small dings and scratches with wear and paint loss. The exterior resin coating is almost completely worn away, but that is common on pieces of this time period. Overall a fine example and quite large.

Apprx. 8.25" across x 6.5" tall.

SOLD


Shipibo Pottery Bowl #12 Shipibo Bowl #12 — Northern Peru

Late 20th Century

A pretty Shipibo bowl with traditional geometric designs of black paint on an off white background and orange accents. A good quality bowl of thin walled construction. Condition is near excellent with only minor dings and scratches. Some minor paint loss and some staining to the exterior resin coating.

Apprx. 7.5" across x 4" tall.

$250


Shipibo Textile Plush Doll Shipibo Textile Doll — Northern Peru

Late 20th Century

A rare Shipibo textile "plush" doll. Dark gray fabric was used to make the body. Simple stitched lines for the facial features. The dress is in deep orange with traditional designs painted in black. Condition is quite good. The body shows some fading and staining. The dress has some light edge wear and fraying, but overall it is in nice condition. A rarely seen item.

Approx. 15" tall.

SOLD


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.

Apprx. 6" across x 3.25" tall.

$275


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.

Apprx. 8.5" across x 4.25" tall.

$300


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.

Apprx. 9.5" across x 3.5" tall.

$450


Shipibo Pottery Bowl #9 Shipibo Bowl #9 — Northern Peru

Late 20th Century

A beautiful Shipibo bowl with traditional geometric patterns, black paint on an off white background with orange accents and rim design. Very thin walled construction and of extremely fine quality. Condition is near choice with only light rim wear and minor paint loss. A lovely piece!

Apprx. 8.5" across x 4.5" tall.

$300


Old Shipibo Pottery Figural Vessel Old Shipibo Figural Vessel — Northern Peru

Mid 20th Century

A nice older Shipibo figural vessel dating to the mid 20th century. Thin walled construction, well painted and showing obvious signs of age. In great condition with only minor dings and scratches. Some wear and loss to the exterior resin coating, typical of pieces of this age. Overall a fine example. Pieces from this time period are getting increasingly difficult to acquire.

Apprx. 6" across x 7" tall.

$425


Shipibo Pottery Bowl #8 Shipibo Bowl #8 — Northern Peru

Mid 20th Century

A nice Shipibo bowl with the more simplistic style of paint, typical of older pieces. Extremely thin walled construction and fine quality. Condition is near chioce. A few tiny rim chips, minor paint loss and some staining as would be expected on pieces from this period.

Apprx. 7.5" across x 3" tall.

$300


Shipibo Pottery Figural Canteen Shipibo Figural Canteen — Northern Peru

20th Century

A lovely Shipibo canteen-form figural vessel dating to the late 20th Century. An exquisitely painted, very well made example and a rare form. In near choice condition with only a few minor imperfections. Displays beautifully on a custom metal display stand which is included as shown.

Apprx. 6" across x 7" tall. Approx. 8.5" tall on stand

$250


Two Shipibo Pottery Ollas Two Shipibo Ollas — Northern Peru

20th Century

Two beautiful Shipibo olla-form vessels. Both probably dating to the late 20th Century. Both very nicely painted and in excellent condition.

Olla #1 - Apprx. 6" across x 5.25" tall. SOLD

Olla #2 - Apprx. 5" across x 5" tall. SOLD


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. Apprx. 5" across x 3" tall. $150

Face bowl # - A small bowl with single face and traditional geometric designs. Apprx. 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 - Apprx. 3.5" across x 1.5" tall. $50

Mini bowl #2 - Apprx. 4" across x 1.5" tall. $60


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

$550


Large Shipibo Olla Vessel Large Shipibo Olla — Northern Peru

Mid-20th Century

A very large and exceptional Shipibo olla dating to the 1940s or 1950s. Beautifully painted in orange and black on a cream background. The form and design style is typical of the period, but the painted dots are a very rare feature. Shipibo designs are traditionally only linear, angular motifs. Circles, dots and round motifs are seldom seen. Condition is quite good. Intact with no cracks, breaks or repairs. All original. One small rim chip, some light fire-clouding, paint loss, fading and surface staining as would be expected. Overall a fine and rare mid-century example.

Just over 14" across x 12" tall

SOLD


Large Shipibo Pottery Bowl Large Shipibo Bowl — Northern Peru

20th Century

A very large Shipibo bowl dating to the latter half of the 20th century. Likely from the 1970s or 1980s. An unusual design pattern consisting of a bold design of cream over an orange background, overlaid with a more intricate black, linear motif. Condition is near excellent, minor scrapes and dings, but all original and completely intact. No breaks, cracks or repairs. Not as old as most Shipibo items I offer, but is a large example with great visual appeal. Displays dramatically.

Approx 13" across x 9" tall

SOLD


Early Shipibo Olla Shipibo Olla — Northern Peru

Early to Mid-20th Century

An early polychrome painted Shipibo olla. Likely dating to the 1920s or 1930s. Bold geometric painted patterns along with very fine (barely visible) incised lines. Incised decoration is a rare feature which I have never before seen on Shipibo pottery. Condition is fair, but quite nice for a vessel from this period. Minor rim chips, surface erosion and areas of paint loss and fading, but all original. Intact with no breaks, cracks or repairs. A fine older example and a rare type with obvious signs of heavy indigenous tribal use.

Approx 5.5" across x 4" tall

SOLD


Shipibo Pottery Bowl #5 Shipibo Bowl #5 — Northern Peru

20th Century

An attractive mid-sized Shipibo pottery bowl, likely dating to the 1970s. Beautifully painted inside and out with traditional Shipibo designs. Coated inside and out with a natural tree resin lacquer used as waterproofing. Condition is very good, near choice. Minor chips and dings, but no cracks, breaks or repairs.

Approx 9.5" across x 3.25" tall

$175


Shipibo Pottery Bowl #6 Shipibo Bowl #6 — Northern Peru

20th Century

A small Shipibo pottery bowl. Likely dating to the 1980s. Painted inside and out with traditional Shipibo designs. The exterior is black on white. The interior is red and black on a buff background. Condition is very good. Minor chips, dings and paint loss; mainly on the outside. No cracks, breaks or repairs.

Approx 6" across x 2.25" tall

SOLD


Early Shipibo Bowl #7 Shipibo Bowl #7 — Northern Peru

Early to Mid-20th Century

An older polychrome painted Shipibo bowl. Likley dating to the 1930s. Nicely painted in more simple, older style. Black and red on a white background. The backaground color has darkened over time Condition is good. Minor surface erosion and pitting with areas of paint loss. All original and intact with no breaks, cracks or repairs. A fine older example with obvious signs of indigenous tribal use.

Approx 5.5" across x 2.25" tall

SOLD


Early Shipibo Pitcher Shipibo Vessel with Handle — Northern Peru

Early to Mid-20th Century

An exceptional Shipibo polychrome vessel with handle. Likely dating to the 1920s or 1930s. Thin walled construction and nicely painted in the simple, early style. Traditional black and orange linear designs on a white background. The loop handle is an extremely rare feature; which I have never before seen on Shipibo pottery. Condition is near excellent. Two small rim repairs, else intact and choice. Minor paint loss, general light wear along with areas of yellowish surface staining consistent with age and typical of vessels from this period. Obvious signs of indigenous tribal use. A fine and quite old example and a very rare form.

Approx 6" across x 5.25" tall

SOLD


Figural Shipibo Vessel Shipibo Figural Olla — Northern Peru

Mid-20th Century

A lovely Shipibo polychrome vessel. Likely dating to the 1950s - 1960s. Lovely form with rounded body tapering to a flared rim. A well sculpted face is incorporated into the upper portion of the vessel. The thin-walled construction and exquisitely decorated exterior makes this one of the better examples of Shipibo pottery I have ever seen. Beautifully painted all around with fine detail. Obviously executed by one there their best artisans. Condition is very good, near excellent. General staining, consistent with age and tribal use. A small rim chip on the back, but otherwise intact with no repairs or restoration. The small chip can be restored at minimal additional cost.

Just over 7" across x 5.5" tall

SOLD


Shipibo Painted Bowl Shipibo Painted Bowl — Northern Peru

Early to Mid-20th Century

A fine early to mid-century Shipibo bowl. Nicely painted in white on a solid orange ground with a black interior. A rare color combination for bowls of this period. Condition is choice. No breaks, cracks or repairs of any kind. Some surface pitting due to presence of organic material in the clay prior to firing. Overall a great older piece of Shipibo pottery.

Just over 8" across x 3" tall

SOLD


Shipibo Dual Spout Vessel Shipibo Dual-spout Vessel — Northern Peru

20th Century

An unusual Shipibo polychrome painted, dual-spout vessel. Squat, rounded body with a sculpted face in low relief. There are two flared spouts; one on each side. While most Shipibo ceramics serve a utilitarian purpose, these very rare dual-spout vessels are thought to be used ceremonially or during shamanic rituals. Condition is near excellent. No breaks or repairs. Only minor surface wear and staining consistent with age. Likely dates to the 1970s.

Just over 9.5" across x 4" tall

SOLD


Massive Shipibo Bowl Massive Shipibo Bowl — Northern Peru

Mid-20th Century

Huge and impressive Shipibo pottery bowl. By far the largest example I've ever seen! The exterior is beautifully painted with traditional Shipibo designs in black and orange against a creamy white background. The interior is painted with white designs on an orange background. The interior shows a bit more wear and fading, as would be expected. There is overall staining and minor paint loss, consistent with age, and a few scrapes and dings, as is common. Remarkably, it has never been broken. Probably dates to the 1940s, collected in the 1950s. An exceptional piece and almost impossible to find in such fine condition and very large size. Ex. Sandra Heiser estate of Austin, Texas.

Just over 14" across x 6" tall

SOLD


Three Old Shipibo Bowls Three Older Shipibo Bowls — Northern Peru

Mid-20th Century

A trio older shipibo pottery bowls. All are somewhat similar, the background color, once white is now slightly stained and darkened with age and tribal use. Each decorated with simple, early style designs painted in black. All are in near choice condition with only minor paint loss, but are free of any chips, cracks or breaks. Great early examples.

Small bowl #1 (top) - Approx 3.5" across x 2" tall - SOLD

Small bowl #2 (center) - Approx 4" across x 2" tall - SOLD

Small bowl #3 (bottom) - Approx 5.5" across x 2.25" tall - SOLD


Old Shipibo Bowl Older Shipibo Bowl — Northern Peru

Mid-20th Century

Nice older shipibo pottery vessel. Attractive form with simple, early style designs painted in black. Orange on the bottom and around the inside rim. Near choice condition with only minor paint loss. No chips, cracks or breaks. A great early example.

Approx 5.5" across x 4" tall

SOLD


Older Shipibo Vessel Small Shipibo Vessel — Northern Peru

Mid-20th Century

Lovely Shipibo vessel dating to the mid-20th century. Small in size, but beautifully executed with finely painted designs. Black & orange against a cream background. Also has a blue accent color which is very rare; a feature I've never seen. Near excellent condition. Only lightly stained and faded with very minor paint loss. Exceptional craftsmanship and a great example.

Approx 4" across x 3" tall

SOLD


Shipibo Bowl #1 Shipibo Bowl #1 — Northern Peru

Mid-20th Century

Shipibo pottery bowl from the Peruvian Amazon. Nicely decorated with complex geometric designs typical of the period. Overall in excellent condition. Some staining and minor paint loss as would be expected. Coated inside and out with a natural tree resin lacquer used as waterproofing. A fine example.

Approx 7.5" across x 4" tall

SOLD


Shipibo Bowl #2 Shipibo Bowl #2 — Northern Peru

Mid-20th Century

Shipibo pottery bowl from the Peruvian Amazon. Nicely decorated with complex geometric designs typical of the period. Overall in excellent condition. Some staining and minor paint loss as would be expected. Coated inside and out with a natural tree resin lacquer used as waterproofing. A fine example.

Approx 7.25" across x 3.75" tall

SOLD


Shipibo Bowl #3 Shipibo Bowl #3 — Northern Peru

Mid-20th Century

Shipibo pottery bowl from the Peruvian Amazon. Nicely decorated with complex geometric designs typical of the period. Overall in excellent condition. Some staining and minor paint loss as would be expected. Coated inside and out with a natural tree resin lacquer used as waterproofing. A fine example.

Approx 8" across x 4" tall

SOLD


Shipibo Bowl Shipibo Bowl #4 — Northern Peru

Early to Mid-20th Century

Lovely thin-walled Shipibo pottery bowl likely dating to the first half of the 20th Century. Decorated with the more simplistic (early style) painted designs and in an unusual color combination. The solid orange background color is extremely rare, especially on older vessels. The linear geometric patterns, once white have now yellowed slightly with age. The interior is undecorated. An exceptional example in near excellent condition. Two hairline cracks have been stabilized and are barely visible. Two small interior chips. Minor paint loss, fading and wear consistent with age and tribal use. Older Shipibo pieces of this size and quality are becoming difficult to find. This one is among the best I've ever seen.

Approx 9.5" across x 3" tall

SOLD


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