Even up to current times, exceptional Kewa ceramic artists known in the Anglo art world for fine pottery created to be sold to collectors, also produced pottery for pueblo use. Such pottery creations could be for use at pueblo feast days or for home use. (Contemporary potter Robert Tenorio comes to mind).

This dough bowl may be another and early example of this. It is beautifully formed and the traditionally painted Kewa geometric designs are crisply painted with deep consistent black; all set against a white creamy slip. These elements of pottery mastery lead me to an attribution to the Aguillar sisters, possibly Felipita in the early 20th century. The bowl is in excellent condition for its age with rim wear and general evidence of ethnographic use.

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