Mimbreño Mug -"Turtle" Design 11oz & 15oz
1,000 years ago Mimbreño Indians painted their pottery with sophisticated geometric designs and whimsical interpretations of the wildlife and nature surrounding them. The March Hare in the Moon, the Bird with 4 fish stuck in its Neck and animals with decorated bodies are testimony to unique Mimbreño humor and creativity. Some of these images are duplicates from actual, ancient Mimbreño bowls. In 1936, Mary Jane Colter (architect/designer for Santa Fe Railway Co., Fred Harvey Co. and The Grand Canyon and authority on Southwestern Indians) was so moved by Mimbreño artwork she created 37 Mimbreño style drawings to fit on dinnerware pieces for the new SUPER CHIEF TWO elite dining car. Today, the Santa Fe Railway Mimbreño dinnerware pieces are valuable collector’s items.
Each mug shown holds 15 ounces of your favorite beverage, has a very comfortable well-balanced feel in your hand, featuring a smooth round lip
• Lead Free and vitrified. Mugs are SAFE to use in microwave, dishwasher, broiler, oven, freezer
•Made of our lead free clay, stronger than stoneware, extremely durable and chip resistant
• Durable, chip resistant.
Available in Original Maroon or El Tovar Black