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Mimbres Coffee Mug

$13.99
  • A thousand years ago the people living in Mimbres Valley in what is now Southwestern New Mexico.
  • They decorated the inside of their pottery bowls with pictures of virtually every animal they observed.
  • The designs on these mugs recreate those of the Ancient Petroglyphs.
  • These coffee and tea mugs are a great size with nice big handles.
  • The excellent packaging makes these cups great gifts for any occasion.
  • Each coffee mug comes in its own box with a cut-out window so you can see the pattern.
  • They hold over 1 cup.
  • The Mimbres (good luck animals and fetishes) story is displayed on top of the box.
  • Each Treasure Chest box Varies in Mimbres designs.
  • From Made in New Mexico. Ships Next Business Day. Satisfaction Guaranteed.

A thousand years ago the people living in Mimbres Valley in what is now Southwestern New Mexico decorated the inside of their pottery bowls with pictures of virtually every animal they observed-rabbits, mountain goats, bears, insects, birds and fish, as humans. The designs on this mug recreate those of the ancient Mimbrenos. Relatively little is known about the Mimbreños, as the inhabitants of the Mimbres region are known, including the name they called themselves.

The name "Mimbres" is actually the Spanish word for the willow trees that grow along the stream running through the Mimbres region. Had it not been for their wonderful pottery, the Mimbreños would likely be of no interest to anyone today other than a handful of archaeologists. The discovery of Mimbres pottery in the early part of this century led to research and digs, not all of which were made by archaeologists.

A growing market for Mimbres pottery led to the influx of professional looters who used bulldozers to strip-mine sites in a quest for salable objects.

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