One of the most highly developed of the Native American arts. Pueblo pots, made only by women of the tribe, are constructed of long sausages of clay that are coiled upward and then smoothed out. Designs include geometric, floral, and animal patterns. The method was developed during the Classical Pueblo period (c. 1050–1300) and is still being used today.
Pottery made by the Pueblo Indians (Left) Acoma waterjar, 1890, (centre) Santa Clara vase, c. 1880,
—Courtesy of the Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
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