Southwest region (United States), Arizona
Ceramic with vegetable and mineral pigments
4-1/2 inches high,
15 inches in diameter
The John R. Van Derlip Fund
- The potter Dextra Quotskuyva (coat-SKWEE-va) is a member of the distinguished Nampeyo family of artists who live on the mesas of north-central Arizona.
- Quotskuyva made the seed jar using the hand-built COILING METHOD. Then she scraped and sanded it to achieve its final form.
- The wide flattened shoulder of the jar contains freehand patterns
based on GEOMETRIC
SHAPES and animal forms.
- Pueblo pots, once made as food and water containers, have largely become art objects made to satisfy the demands of collectors.
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