Illinois Wesleyan University John Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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BOWL
BOWL
TitleBOWL
Case Location0074
Cultural AffiliationZuni
Date of Manufactureca. 1860-1870
DescriptionThe exterior of the bowl is decorated with 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 that are reinforced by the large, elaborate rain bird motif painted below the horizontal spirit break.
DescriptorsBowl
Height8.6 cm
Diameter25.6 cm x 24.5 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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