Traditional salamanca

Traditional salamanca


This is a fine example of traditional pottery style that has survived since the times of the Inka civilization. It features traditional Inka patterns, as well as the more modern figures of the "Las Chismosas" or "The Chatting Women". A puma, frequently used in Inka iconography, decorates the handle.

Salamancas are used to serve liquids. The liquid is put from the opening at the bottom. When the pot is turned upright again, the liquid does not drop, and it can be served by the puma-shaped opening in the front side.


This salamanca comes in 3 different sizes:

  • Small: 20 cm height, 9cm diameter
  • Medium: 22 cm height, 10 cm diameter
  • Large: 27 cm height, 12 cm diameter

It is also available with natural clay or ecru/light beige as its background color.


Note: these are unique handmade products and the colors and/or sizes may vary every time produced. We can confirm the details of the product before fulfilling your order and it may be possible to adjust them by selecting a different variation. If in doubt, let us know using the product enquiry form.

Ceramic product can be safely cleaned with a soft cloth and mild detergent. Make sure not to scratch the product while cleaning.

We will only be able to confirm the shipping costs for an order when we know the exact combination of items and the destination address. In some cases items can be added to an existing shopping cart without incurring additional shipping costs.

As an example, the shipping costs when the first listed variant of this product is the only item in an order, are:

  • $28.92 USD using Express Shipping service to North America
  • $20.43 USD using Economy Shipping service to North America
  • $32.36 USD using Express Shipping service to Europe
  • $21.06 USD using Economy Shipping service to Europe

The Express Shipping service normally requires up to 10 days for delivery and the Economy Shipping service may require up to 25 days, unless there are delays in the customs authority of your country.

We normally dispatch orders within 1-3 working days of the order placement. In some cases we may require more time due to operational difficulties in the region or lack of immediate availability. In such cases we will notify you seeking a confirmation that the extra time required is acceptable for you.

  • Beautiful salamanca, good service


    We bought the large variant of this salamanca vase earlier this year. The vase is exactly as pictured. It looks very nice with vivid colors and it fits nicely into the living room. The quality and finish of the product is very good and it certainly exceeds the expectations from the price. It arrived from Peru to Europe within three weeks and it was safely packaged and delivered. I would recommend this product or the services of ya-market to anyone interested in Peruvian art.

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