Arkansas, Caddo, Mississippi Valley (United States) Arkansas or Oklahoma, Bowl & Vessel, 1250-1500, Ceramic, The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund, 90.2.7 and 90.2.3
More about the Clay Vessels
The Lakota artist who created the pipe bag belonged to a nomadic people,
always on the move following herds of buffalo. The objects the Lakota
made and decorated had to be easy to carry, lightweight and durable.
Compare the pipe bag with these clay vessels made by the Caddo people of
the Mississippi Valley region. The Caddo people could create bulky or
fragile containers that would be difficult to move because they didn't
need to move them! The Caddo people were farmers who stayed in one spot
and farmed the land around them.