The vessels are handmade with great artistry of clay and are fired creating a delicate ceramic vessel. The clay typically used is either black or orange in color. These vessels come in various styles and two basic designs: the single chamber vessels or the two-chamber vessels. A single or dual whistle is incorporated in the construction. Some experts believe the dual chambered vessels were filled with water and played by moving the water from one chamber to the other producing the air pressure that sounds the whistle. In fact the famous contemporary Peruvian sound healer, Tito LaRosa, uses the dual chamber vessels in this fashion. The single chamber huacos silbadors are played by blowing into the vessels opening.
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Segundo Garcia -Trujillo, Peru
Segundo Garcia is a traditional cermanic artist and one of a very few keepers of this traditional art form. The art of making Huacos Silbadors had been passed down by his ancestors to his grandfather, and his father, Santos Evaristo Garcia, both whom have departed this world. His small workshop is in a small town outside of Trujilo near Apu Cerro Blanco and the Sun and Moon Huaca built by the Moche culture (100 bc - 650 ad).
Segundo Garcia is respected and admired in his community for his traditional knowledge and the sacred energy he holds.
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