Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCHP244

Category: Pot

Region: Southwest

Tribe: Tesuque Pueblo

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Clay and pigment

Description: Tesuque Pueblo, just north of Santa Fe, is one of the Tewa villages For decades it produced polychrome pottery much like that of other tribes in the area, with black designs on a white-slip back-ground and a red underbody. Tesuque designs include fingerlike feathers, white rectangles in black areas, and crosshatching, often on diagonal stripes. Around 1910 the pottery there degenerated to souvenir items for the nearby Santa Fe market.

Dimensions: Height 16 inches


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 235

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