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    Posted 3 years ago

    jordysays
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    Native American Pottery

    Lovato Acoma
    S.D.P.
    N.M.

    Picked it up at a thrift store just because i liked it. Not sure who the artist is, hoping someone out here knows.

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    1. CanyonRoad, 3 years ago
      The potter has followed a fairly standard way of signing, with his/her last name, followed by tribal affiliation. But there is room for confusion here.

      Lovato is a fairly common surname from Santo Domingo Pueblo (now called Kewa). That would explain the "S.D.P." It doesn't explain why "Acoma" is also included. One can't be an enrolled member of more than one tribe.

      It may mean that 1) the potter has a parent from the two separate tribes, and doesn't qualify for tribal membership in either one; or 2) that the potter is recognizing his/her mixed heritage by signing in this manner; or 3) the potter has tribal membership in one tribe, but has married into the other. This usually means the style of pottery is like that of the tribe married into, but the potter's heritage is from another tribe.

      This isn't traditional pottery from either tribe. It appears to be what is referred to as "ceramic" by the potters, that is, a hand-decorated piece made from purchased greenware, rather than a hand-made pot made from local clays.
    2. jordysays, 3 years ago
      wow a lot of info, thank you
    3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years ago
      I love Acoma pieces. This is beautiful as always!
    4. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      Ok Canyon Road...that's two for me today. I would not have otherwise known this! And I do see that the design is non-traditional so that would have confused me too! Thanks again!

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