Illinois Wesleyan University John Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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JAR (Olla)
JAR (Olla)
TitleJAR (Olla)
Case Location0075
Cultural AffiliationZuni
Date of Manufactureca. 1850-1860
Description
The top band is similar in concept to the top band on 71 with only slight variations in motifs between the two water jars: The decoration is t'sipopa kyatsotanne (stripes with points) that represents timuci (thunder knife), a knife used by priests in many ceremonies. Between each pair is the alununanne (diamond) and neweyulinne (Newekwe Society face painting) motif. The diamond represents the sling used by boys to hunt birds.

Beneath this are several na'lan k'yakwenne (deer's house) and na'lan k'yakwen'uteapa (deer in house of flowers) motifs, both with the deer on black ground. Black ground symbolizes the damp earth where women want to plant their gardens. Deer images are often used in the hope that they will bring success in hunting. Between the deer are probably roadrunners, though they might be variants of wotsanawe (water birds). The two large vertical motifs may be a variant of the nanna elaye (grandfather standing) motif which represents a prayer for long life.
DescriptorsJAR
Height25.5 cm
Diameter35.0 cm x 35.2 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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