Lustables: Capivara Cave Painting Mugs

Cave drawings dating back 25,000 years get a new lease on life thanks to these modern day coffee mugs.

The cave paintings of Capivara, a UNESCO World Heritage site in northwest Brazil, have captivated archeologists for decades. Now they’re capturing the imaginations of local artisans who are reproducing the artwork on these handmade ceramic mugs.

Per the retailer, every detail in the reproductions are done with posterity and the environment in mind, “from brush to clay to the water collected from rainfall.”

More than 40 families of artisans are involved in creating these mugs, which are available for $45 each from VivaTerra.

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K. Emily Bond

K. Emily Bond is the Shelter Editor at EcoSalon and currently resides in southern Spain, reporting on trends in art, design, sustainable living and lifestyle.