Illinois Wesleyan University John Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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BOWL
BOWL
TitleBOWL
Case Location0080
Cultural AffiliationZuni
Date of Manufactureca. 1860-1870
DescriptionLike artifact numbers 73 and 77, the exterior of this 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 has a black variant of the wetolianne (zigzag) band that represents either alialaye (waves) or citola (the water snake), beneath whch is a band of lapanawe (feathers). The large area with striped (hachured) motifs is probably a combination of several ideas such as nitebowa t'sipanilenapa (striped triangles hanging down) that represent rain, especially rain falling far away. Such hachured elements are more typical of Acoma (and ancient pottery from Chaco Canyon) and may be borrowed from Acoma.
DescriptorsBowl
Height15.6 cm
Diameter34.6 x 33.0 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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