Pottery Water Jar or “Ula” (ca. 1920 - 1940) MORE HERE
Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico
Coiled ceramic, slip-painted design
Mr. and Mrs. Berry B. Brooks Collection
Manufacturing pottery is a tradition that has been passed down through generations
of the Acoma people. The pots are known for their very thin walls, beautiful geometric
designs and black-white-red slip paintings. This jar features a traditional design
and shape though its small size indicates that it may have been made for sale to tourists.
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