What is La Chamba cookware? It’s a line of black clay pots, bowls, and other cookware made in Colombia using traditional methods. All the pottery is made in the village of La Chamba, and it is made from natural clay mined in the area. Each piece is handmade, and burnished with stones for a smooth finish. They are not glazed; the black color comes from the way they are fired in the kiln.
What is La Chamba
La Chamba is a line of black clay pots, bowls and other cookware made in Colombia using traditional methods.
It comes from the village of La Chamba, made from natural clay mind int he area.
This clay construction may appear more delicate than traditional metal pots and pans, but it’s quite resilient. . The only caution is that you need to avoid rapid changes in temperature.
Its origins can be traced back at least 700 years to vases and pitchers found in pre-Columbian archaeological sites.
Each piece is hand-crafted using local clays, burnished by hand and fired on-site.
These Chamba pieces are not glazed so there is no lead in the clay. There are also no toxins used in the production of La Chamba. It is still made in the traditional manner, by families in the village of La Chamba, on the banks of the Magdalena River in Central Colombia.
The black color comes from the firing process and the smooth finish of the pieces is the result of painstaking hand-burnishing with stones.
After it has been seasoned, Chamba cookware cleans easily. A quick soak and wipe down with a sponge or soft cloth is all you need to clean it. Cleaning in the dishwasher or use of abrasive cleaners is not recommended, nor should you soak your Chamba for long periods of time.
Uses for La Chamba
La Chamba can be used for many things. Since it is used for high heat, you can use it to burn or to smudge many different varieties of items for your spiritual use.
You can use it for smudging, Sage or Palo Santo, and it makes it easier with the space in it to carry them around so you can easily smudge surroundings that need movement in them.
You can use it as a burner for different incenses, in case you want to spread some nice aroma or other reasons.
It is a very useful accessory to help you in your needs.