By default, both the black fiberglass and the wooden/cardboard Rittich-style mutes come with a Marajoara design engraved on the base. The Marajoara people are part of the pre-Columbian era, along with the Incas, Mayans, and Aztecs. They occupied part of the Brazilian territory that today corresponds to the Amazon. Marajoara art includes many ceramic artifacts which highlight their great detail and skill. Marcus Bonna, growing up in the small riverside village of Icoarci, incorporates this design with his mutes.
Check out the three available Marajoara designs here: http://mbcases.com.br/en/products/horn-tunable-straight-mute-fiberglass-2/
Contact us to special-order a mute with the design of your choice, or no design at all, at no extra cost.
*Raw brass, polished brass, and unlacquered instruments and mouthpieces will tarnish quickly and may not arrive with a flawless finish. This is a natural property of raw brass, which will develop a rich golden-brown patina over time.