Illinois Wesleyan University John Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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CANTEEN (Gourd-shaped)
CANTEEN (Gourd-shaped)
TitleCANTEEN (Gourd-shaped)
Case Location0067
Cultural AffiliationZuni
Date of Manufactureca. 1860-1870
DescriptionThe band of rounded cloud motifs with the leaf or flower motifs attached and the mass of flowers/leaves at the apex of the exterior convey the meaning that clouds (and rain) make flowers grow. The Zuni are fond of flowers; flowers are associated with butterflies, which are sometimes a water symbol as they are among the first animals to appear after summer rain.
DescriptorsCanteen
Length16.8 cm
Height24.5 cm
Width22.9 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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