Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCHP241

Category: Pot

Region: Southwest

Tribe: San Ildefonso Pueblo

Period: 1900-1925

Materials: Clay and pigment

Description: San Ildefonso Pueblo is located north of Santa Fe near Espanola and calls itself Powhoge in the native Tewa tongue. Before 1907, the potters there polished their pots with stones. That laborious technique was dropped in favor of applying a creamy slip with a cloth. The simplified pottery style, learned from Cochiti, is called Tunyo. This jar shows a great deal of influence from both Cochiti and Tesuque pottery in its form, design layout and black rim at the top.

Dimensions: Height 10 inches


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 232

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