Illinois Wesleyan University John Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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BOWL
BOWL
TitleBOWL
Case Location0095
Cultural AffiliationHopi
CA details1st Mesa
Date of Manufactureca. 1870-1880
Description
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. Here the rain bird is embellished with variants of the Zuni netsikâ lacowapa (crooks, or drumsticks, with feathers) motif in black and the Zuni pulakia lacowapa (butterfly with downy feather) motifs in red and black.

It must be noted that these might not have the same meaning to the Hopi that they have among the Zuni.
DescriptorsBowl
Height7.7 cm
Diameter18.0 cm x 18.2 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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