Over the last 20 years nice Gila bowls have become quite scarce. Gila pottery occurred between A. True "Gila" bowls exhibit red slipped exteriors and black on grayish white interiors.
Gila has complex, asymmetrical designs. The designs are made with scalloped edges and a negative diamond eye on triangles, eyes on circles, scrolls, keys, mazes, and hatches (Houk 1992). The Gila wares were typically fashioned into bowls, jars, and sometimes effigy vessels. Gila bowls tend to have a lifeline, or a broad band of paint around the rim (Houk 1992; Simon 1996). Gila Polychrome had the widest-range of all pottery types in the southwest.
Many of these vessels were made locally, and not necessarily made and then traded by the Salado people. I have, for 20 years, been a noted collector and later a respected dealer in prehistoric Native American pottery and artifacts. The item "12+ GILA POLYCHROME BOWL LARGLY INTACT C. 1350AD GLUED BUT NO RESTORATION" is in sale since Friday, September 02, 2016.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\Pre-1600\Pottery". The seller is "roncipolla" and is located in Fountain Hills, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide. Arlotta