Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

Cultures > Center > Llolleo


The quality of ceramics produced by these groups shows that they were finely skilled in this art. Notable examples include monochromatic pots with neck incisions and molded bottles with animal, plant and human images. Other notable features include faces with “coffee bean” eyes, and those with eyebrows and nose drawn together in a continuous line. Among the most common features of Llolleo ceramics are the so-called “duck-shaped jug” and the use of reinforced rims, two elements that indicate a strong link with southern Chile, especially with the Pitrén culture.