Carved Stone Bowl + 2 Small Polished Stones
Polished stone dish with two polished natural river rocks.
Hand Polished in Pitalito, Huila
L 6 1/4 in x W 4 5/8 in x H 2 1/2 in
Out of stock
The Ancient tradition of polishing stones in Huila traces back to the giant stone sculptures which today make up the San Agustin Archaeological park in Huila.
The massive monuments representing gods and mythical beings were discovered in ancient burials, the first mention of them was in 1757. Even at the time they were first encountered, those responsible for their creation had long left the area, it is still unclear who they were and why and where they went.
This ancient tradition carries on in Huila where local artisans still collect beautiful rocks from the Magdalena river and carve them into household items such as grinders and bowls or simply polish them to reveal the vibrant natural colors and contrasts in the stones.
Each one of our Polished stones is unique and carries with it all the energy and magic of the Magdalena river.