Illinois Wesleyan University John Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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BOWL
BOWL
TitleBOWL
Case Location0094
Cultural AffiliationHopi
CA details1st Mesa
Date of Manufactureca. 1870-1880
Description
The exterior of this rectangular bowl has a spirit line around the rim and at the bottom. Between these is a variant of the Zuni lotemla wohanapa (all different kinds of feathers hang down) motif. The rectangular shape of the bowl may be due to the potter's intent to represent the four directions, north, south, east and west, rather than the more common round-shaped bowls which represent the world.

The interior rim of the bowl is decorated with a band of crescents, perhaps an adaptation of the Zuni wetolianne (zigzag) band that here would represent alialaye (waves). Beneath this is a spirit line, and rest of the interior of the bowl is decorated with one of the many Zuni rain bird motifs.
DescriptorsBowl
Length14.2 cm
Height6.6 cm
Width14.2 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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