Illinois Wesleyan University John Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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BOWL
BOWL
TitleBOWL
Case Location0051
Cultural AffiliationZuni
Date of Manufactureca. 1860-1870
Description
This bowl, the largest in the collection, has a spirit break around the exterior rim, below which, like the decoration on artifact numbers 73, 79, and 77, consists of a band of lotemla wohanapa (all different kinds of feathers hang down) motifs. This band constitutes a prayer that all kinds of clouds may gather together to make a cloudy day and produce rain.

The interior of the bowl has a red wetolianne (zigzag) band that represents either alialaye (waves) or citola (the water snake), both of which are water symbols. Beneath this band is a horizontal spirit break, and below this is a combination of the netsikâ (a crook, or drumstick, used in ceremonies) motif, a portion of the wihetsanna netsikâwe (baby crooks) motif, and the awelwyan samapoaye (cloud all alone) motif. The center of the interior is undecorated which is somewhat unusual.
DescriptorsBowl
Height18.1 cm
Diameter38.2 cm x 37.6 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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