Chullucanas is a town in northern Peru not far from the Pacific coast. The people who live there are descendants of the Vicus, an ancient culture (5000 B.C.) who’s remaining pottery artifacts are found only in museums.

The ceramics today are made using the same traditional techniques, using only the natural clay of the area. It is polished with a stone and immersed in mango leaf smoke to achieve the “negative” or black finish which is characteristic.