The Bahía culture is best known for its modeled ceramics. Some pieces appear to represent temples and contain human figurines with two snakes as staffs or scepters. Other works in ceramic represent animals, cradles, personal ornaments such as nosepieces and earpieces, and musical instruments. The most common are figurines made in a realistic style, showing richly dressed persons with deformed heads. Some figurines appear to show tattoos or body painting. The Bahía people also were skilled in crafting objects from stone, metal, seashells, wood and bone and made textiles and baskets for everyday life and ceremonial purposes.