(DAUGHTER OF MASTER ZIA POTTER RALPH ARAGON). Pre home depot this style of pottery would be used to store seeds for the next years plantings, With the small opening seeds were put in and the vessel sealed.
This was extremely important task as losing the seeds would be devastating. The small opening today lends itself well to a large top for artwork... Zia Pueblo, just north of Albuquerque, is one of the smaller pueblos only about 700 inhabitants.
However, it has a long history, including being the origin of the Zia symbol, which is on the state flag of New Mexico. That is a square cross, whose arms are composed of lines. There are a few potters who have made Zia pottery famous, and one of them is Leslies father, Ralph Aragon, who married into the pueblo from San Felipe Pueblo.This decorative pottery, by Leslie Aragon, is very typical of traditional Zia pottery. Like her father, she has exhibited at Santa Fe Indian Market for years. The dark red color is the natural clay, collected on the pueblo.
It is usually mixed with white paint to create the warm beige slip. Black and pale cream natural colors are also painted over the dark red base.
Tiny speckles all over the beige areas represent raindrops and/or seeds. The theme is good luck, since crops will grow as a result of sun and water.
Nicely formed, this seed pot is typical of the pueblos pottery tradition, with an original design and pleasing form. Another generation of Aragons carries on the family tradition!
The item "LESLIE ARAGON ZIA PUEBLO SEED POT POTTERY NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN FREE SHIPPING" is in sale since Wednesday, November 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "silveradosales" and is located in Riverside, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.