“Small”: Acoma Child’s Water Jar with Orange and White Checkerboard Design, c. 1900

Highly visual and satisfying example with signs of pueblo home use, known as ethnographic wear” on the surface and rim. This is a good thing; adding warmth to this decidedly modern design. The checkerboard motif alternates white and rich red mini-fields that circle the jar’s mid-body. The orange squares are bisected with narrow white ribbons, themselves bisected by a narrower black line; upon closer look, this is far more complex than it first appears. The white squares have stylized crosses. The design on the neck is simple and modern; slanted parallel lines against a snowy white slip. The form too is classic and lovely.
Condition is excellent, original with ethnographic wear.

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