Native American Pottery

Sourced directly from the Zuni, Navajo, Acoma, Pueblo and Hopi tribes, all with varying styles of pottery craft and ceremonial purpose. Native American pottery is an art form dating back over thousands of years and a crucial part of the indigenous peoples of Americas, often with ceremonial uses such as wedding vases, funerary urns, seed vessels ...

Sourced directly from the Zuni, Navajo, Acoma, Pueblo and Hopi tribes, all with varying styles of pottery craft and ceremonial purpose. Native American pottery is an art form dating back over thousands of years and a crucial part of the indigenous peoples of Americas, often with ceremonial uses such as wedding vases, funerary urns, seed vessels and pipes. Or used as sculptures, masks, toys and even musical instruments. The clay body is a necessary component of Native American pottery. Clay must be mined and purified in an often laborious process, certain tribes have ceremonial protocols to gathering and processing the clay. Native Americans use coiling as a common means of shaping ceramics. The clay is rolled into long thin strands and coiled upon each other to build up the shape of the pottery. While the potter builds the coils up, they also blend them together until there is no trace of the ropes of clay entwined to form the pot, no deviation in the thickness of the walls, and therefore no weaknesses. Often incised with designs Native American pottery can include Cords, textiles, baskets, horse hair and corncobs, rolled over wet clay, both as a decoration and to improve heat dispersion, Clay can also be added to the main ceramic structure to build up designs.

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