Every object tells a story.
Discover the stories of the artisans through our products.
Indigena advocates for qualitative artisanal products with a guarantee to be locally produced and fairly remunerated.
We want you to learn about the rich culture of the native people in a way where respect and transparency are central.
Every product has been carefully handpicked from the workplace of indigenous communities.
Join us on the Indigena journey, and you will understand that we offer more than just a product.
Meet the artisans
Our black pottery is handmade in La Chamba, a village in the region of Tolima in Columbia. Since 300 years, 85% of the people living in the village work together to create ceramics, using techniques that have been passed on by their ancestors for many generations.
The artisans source a specific type of clay from the shores of the Rio Magdalena river. Once the clay is molded into its desired form, they are dried in the sun and then polished with precious stones.
The objects are then placed in the oven at 800°C. Finally, the artisans start the smoking process, using a combination of dried local spices. This final step gives the pottery its iconic black color.