Part of the new Amazonia furniture and accessories collection by Cristina Celestion, ames
presents coyar, a series of ceramic vases. Each of the voluptuous pieces is decorated with a
contrasting ornament, made with fibres of the Jipi palm. The Italian designer was inspired by Mucuras, the traditional ceramic vessels popular in Latin America, praising the shape of the female body. The woven, spiral ornaments that wrap around the neck of the coyar vases are still very
much part of Colombian culture, but their origins go back to the Tairoans, a community of
people living in what is today northern Colombia before the Europeans arrived.
Photo credits: ames