Illinois Wesleyan University John Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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BOWL
BOWL
TitleBOWL
Case Location0029
Cultural AffiliationZuni
Date of Manufactureca. 1860-1870
DescriptionLike artifact number 73 and some other Zuni bowls in this collection, the exterior of this bowl is painted with the lotemla wohanapa (all different kinds of feathers hang down) motif. This band constitutes a prayer that all kinds of clouds may gather together to make a cloudy day and produce rain. Beneath the rim on the interior of the bowl is a band of red and black elements, hewi'etciwe iyaniktocnapa (cloud steps coming together), a rain prayer design, with a spirit break below it. The rest of the interior is an elaborate rain bird motif with an alununanne (diamond) in the center. The diamond represents the bird sling used by boys.
DescriptorsBowl
Height11.7 cm
Diameter30.0 cm x 29.9 cm
Type.DigitalImage
RightsIllinois Wesleyan University retains the rights to this material. Permission to reproduce these images must be granted by IWU. Contact archives@titan.iwu.edu or 309-556-1535 for more information.
Collection NameJohn Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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