Design Inspiration1,000 years ago Mimbreño Indians painted their pottery with sophisticated geometric designs and whimsical interpretations of the wildlife and nature surrounding them. The March Hare in the Moon, the Bird with 4 fish stuck in its Neck and animals with decorated bodies are testimony to unique Mimbreño humor and creativity. Some of these images are duplicates from actual, ancient Mimbreño bowls. In 1936, Mary Jane Colter (architect/designer for Santa Fe Railway Co., Fred Harvey Co. and The Grand Canyon and authority on Southwestern Indians) was so moved by Mimbreño artwork she created 37 Mimbreño style drawings to fit on dinnerware pieces for the new SUPER CHIEF TWO elite dining car. Today, the Santa Fe Railway Mimbreño dinnerware pieces are valuable collector’s items. Quality reproductions, made in the USA by HF COORS & licensed by BNSF Railway, are also highly sought after and wonderful additions to any collection.
Once you have an H.F. Coors mug in your hand, you’ll throw away all the freebie advertising mugs in your cupboard and become a fan. These mugs are fabulous, if we say so ourselves!
• Each mug shown holds 15 ounces of your favorite beverage, has a very comfortable well-balanced feel in your hand, featuring a smooth round lip
• Lead Free and vitrified. Mugs are SAFE to use in microwave, dishwasher, broiler, oven, freezer
• H.F. Coors ceramics are made of our lead free clay, stronger than stoneware, extremely durable and chip resistant
• Durable, chip resistant, very attractive, and says you care about quality.