220726-02 Historic Zia Pueblo Orangeware pottery olla with birds, flowers and butterflies
9" x 10"
Shows traditional use and wear consistent with age.
"The slip on the body of the jar is orange in color. According to Lanmon and Harlow, “Starting in the early 1920s, Zia potters began experimenting with a new overall slip color for their pottery. The surface is usually a strong orange-tan, on which designs in black and red are applied in patterns characteristic of the time, some incorporating traditional elements, some with distinctive new features.” [Harlow & Lanmon,2003:174] Also in that publication, the authors mention that “the main period for the orange-tan slip is in the 1920s.”