Varnishing the pots

Thiago da Costa Oliveira2014

Museu do Índio

Museu do Índio
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The task of applying varnish to the pots is a complex one. It demands heating the artifact, its handling with the aid of thick tree leaves, and a clean surface, like a metal basin. Once heated, the pot will melt the varnish, which will be then fixed to its surface.


  • Title: Varnishing the pots
  • Creator: Thiago da Costa Oliveira
  • Date Created: 2014
  • Location: São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Brazil
  • Physical Dimensions: digital
  • Provenance: Photograph taken during a pottery production workshop held in june 2014, in São Joaquim village, medium Aiairi river, Alto Rio Negro Indigenous Territory.
  • Type: photography
  • Rights: Museu do Índio / FUNAI
  • Medium: digital photography

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