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    Posted 12 months ago

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    I am not sure what Native American pottery is from...does anyone know? The name is on the bottom. What is this used for? Anyone know the age?

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    1. CanyonRoad, 12 months ago
      It is from Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico. It is an independent, sovereign Indian nation/tribe/pueblo, located north of Santa Fe.

      The potter has followed a common way of signing at Jemez, by using only the last name, initials, or a combination of those. Gregory Schaaf's book "Southern Pueblo Pottery, 2000 Artist Biographies" lists over thirty potters from Jemez Pueblo who have the last name Chinana. It's a fairly common surname there, and not all are related, so it may not be possible to further identify the particular Chinana who made it.

      This style of matte orange/red pottery has been made at Jemez, starting in the 1990s, strictly for the tourist market. Previous to that, they made a type of pottery decorated with acrylic paint, and before that, they were known for their poster paint pots. So what is it used for? To provide an important source of income for the Jemez craftspeople.
    2. Jewelryantiquelover, 12 months ago
      Cool. Thanks for giving me more information. It is a beautiful tourist piece to look at and it is small so it doesn't take up much space
    3. CanyonRoad, 12 months ago
      Virtually all pueblo pottery made after the late 1800s was made for sale, to the tourists or collectors. The market kept the traditional crafts alive, and has provided a valuable source of income for Southwest Native Americans.

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