Category Archives: Native American Pottery

What Is Pueblo Pottery?

What Is Pueblo Pottery?

Pottery is widely used by indigenous cultures around the world. The Pueblo Indians used pottery for practical purposes and to express the unique aspects of their culture. Many pottery artifacts have been discovered by archaeologists who study the smallest of sherds, and handcrafted pieces are still produced by the descendants of native tribes. Pueblo pottery is a beautiful treasure that you can use to… Continue Reading

What is the Native American Storyteller Doll?

What is the Native American Storyteller Doll?

It’s easy to argue that the foundation of art is culture. An artist is driven to create by his or her individual beliefs, values, and life perspective—all of which are heavily influenced by the society in which they live. Diving deeper into different pieces of Native American art is a fascinating way to learn about… Continue Reading

The History of Mata Ortiz Pottery

The History of Mata Ortiz Pottery

Mata Ortiz pottery was revived with an archaeological dig in Paquimé, a pre-Columbian city located in the Rio Grande River Valley. Paquimé grew into a thriving city with booming political and commercial life, a working sewer system, irrigation, fine buildings and more, earning it the nickname of Casas Grandes, or large houses. This civilization vanished… Continue Reading