The concave bottom is signed, Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, Louise Amos. In very good condition with no chips or cracks.
The line on the bottom is a pencil mark. ABOUT ACOMA POTTERY: Thin, hand fired walls (a common and sought after characteristic of Acoma pottery), light weight, and geometric designs characterize Acoma pottery. The Acoma Pueblo, also known as "Sky City, " is located 50 miles west of Albuquerque near Enchanted Mesa, and is one of the oldest continually inhabited sites in North America. The area is home to particularly good clay, which potters mix with a temper of crushed potsherds. This results in the ability to produce very thin and lightweight, yet strong pottery.Traditional designs range from complex geometrics to abstract animal, floral and figurative forms. Coloration consists predominantly of black and white, or black, white and orange although other colors also appear infrequently. Acoma clay is grey in color and potters achieve their white surface with a slip of kaolin, a naturally occurring chalky material that is a brilliant white. Black can be made from crushed iron-rich hematite and/or the liquid from boiled wild spinach, which are often mixed together. POTTERY JAR IS 10" H BY 10 1/2" W. The item "WONDERFUL ACOMA POTTERY JAR SIGNED LOUISE AMOS" is in sale since Wednesday, March 16, 2016.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "ncrowe" and is located in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, to all countries in Europe, to all countries in continental Asia, to Australia.