Tesuque Pueblo Pot

  • 1850-1875
  • Height 16 inches
  • #FCHP244

Tesuque Pueblo, just north of Santa Fe, is one of the Tewa villages For decades it produced polychrome pottery much like that of other tribes in the area, with black designs on a white-slip back-ground and a red underbody.

Tesuque designs include fingerlike feathers, white rectangles in black areas, and crosshatching, often on diagonal stripes. Around 1910 the pottery there degenerated to souvenir items for the nearby Santa Fe market.

Illustrated in Spirits in the Art, by James A. Hanson, p-235

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