The art of being Diaguita

As allies of the Inkas, the Diaguita helped with the administration of the Copiapó Valley

For a long time, groups of the Copiapó culture lived independently in this valley. These large Punta Brava-style containers display the same colors typically used by their Diaguita neighbors, although their form and designs and the quality of the slip were quite different. In 1400, as allies of the Inkas, the Diaguita came to the Copiapó Valley, where they introduced their ceramics, including recipients with painted faces attired in fine textiles covered with dots or checkerboard motifs.