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Jabba the Hutt Huaco Pottery (Pre-Columbian Style Pottery From Peru)

September 8, 2014

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Huaco pottery is a type of pottery associated with the Incas and other pre-Columbian cultures. They were apparently ceremonial in nature and were often made in the shapes of people or animals. These are part of a series of “Original Huaco” made by “nanonavarrete” and sold on eBay. They come in a variety of Star Wars designs (plus one Iron Man for some reason). Some of the designs, like this one, come in both color and B&W designs. (There’s also an R2-D2 that’s not pictured.)

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I couldn’t really decide on just one so of course I had to get both. The B&W version looks more like something that could plausibly be a real ancient artifact, while the color version is more obviously Jabba. But then again, the actual Huaco pottery was apparently painted, so maybe the colored one is actually closer to the real thing.

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They’re about 6 inches tall and have handles on the back. The handles are typical of this kind of pottery, but I think they would normally be found on something that was used as a vessel for holding liquid. On these, they don’t really serve a purpose aside from being decorative.

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I love unusual and quirky collectibles like these, but they’re a little on the expensive side and when you add in the high cost of shipping from Peru, they’re probably a little bit of a hard sell to most people. I’m glad to have them, though.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. BobaTea permalink
    September 10, 2014 12:54 am

    These are really awesome! Definitely an interesting combination of contemporary and artifact. Very interesting.

  2. Julian permalink
    September 21, 2014 5:32 am

    I have Huaco pottery in my house as my wife and I are collectors of pre Columbian artifacts, and have visited many of the remote places where this art form originated. I had not seen these anywhere and I must say they blend in perfectly well with our house decor, and that of my collection room. I love out of the ordinary collectibles and indeed, these are great pieces, not for everyone, but for those seeking something somewhat unique in design. Thanks for pointing them out.

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