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Wingz of Power - Native American Jewelry
Pottery, Sage Herbs and Feathers
Item- Native American Acoma Pueblo Pottery
Artist- Bob Dario
Tribe- Acoma Pueblo
Size- 8.5 inches wide, 10 inches long X 4.75 inches tall
Weight- 1 pound 6 ounces
Original & Authentic- Yes and signed
This beautiful NEW bowl was hand sculptered and hand painted from
natural colors of the earth. Different design patterns are flow
along the outside walls of the bowl while on the inside of the bowl
you will find the same pattern on all four quandrants. The bottom
of the pot is signed by the artist, Acoma potter Bob Dario.
Many Acoma potters gather their clay, sift it and add water to it
from the sacred grounds of the Acoma Pueblo to make their pottery.
The potter gathers natural pigments and vegetation from within the
grounds to make their paints. The yucca plant is generally used to
make their paint brushes, as it has fibers within the plant that
are a gift from nature for the use of painting.
Native Acoma potter Bob Dario has signed this piece on the bottom.
This pot measures 8.5 inches across the center, wide, 10 inches
long and stands 4.75 inches tall.
There are no visible cracks or chips on or in this piece.
This pot and all pottery are double wrapped and double boxed for a
safe journey to your destination.
1 pound 6 ounces
Authentic Acoma pots are made from local, slate-like clays. When
traditionally fired, these clays produce a very white vessel. After
they are fired, these clays also are strong enough to allow the
production of very thin walls. Traditionally, the Acomas use both
mineral and vegetal based paints for their designs. The
characteristic white backgrounds allow the Acoma potters to produce
crisp black images, as well as rich polychrome designs.
From a design standpoint, the Acoma potters frequently use
rainbows, parrots, geometrics, and other historic and prehistoric
motifs. Also, they frequently use patterns inspired by prehistoric
Mimbres designs. A number of anthropologists believe that the Acoma
and Laguna people are remnants of the prehistoric Mimbres people
who migrated up from the Silver City, New Mexico area; hence this
group's interest in the Mimbres.
Acoma is often called the "Sky City," because of its location atop
a mesa in Western New Mexico. The people are closely related to the
Laguna Pueblo people; they speak the same language and are
adjoining neighbors. According to anthropology scholars, both the
Acomas and Lagunas have myths that trace their heritage to the
Anasazi people of the Four-Corners area and the Mesa Verde region
The Acoma village was already well established by the time of the
invasion by Coronado and the "Spanish Entrada," ca. 1540. The
village remained in a backwash of the Spanish "conquest" until it
was brutally brought into the Spanish mainstream in 1599. It since
has been inexorably tied to the history of the State of New Mexico.
Of some interest to collectors is the effect its location has had
upon the pottery styles of the Acomas. We have referenced that the
prehistoric Anasazi groups were in the Four-Corner area, to the
north of Acoma. To the south was the Mimbres who lived in the
mountains above Silver City, NM. Some archaeologists maintain that
the two cultures met and mixed in the Acoma areaXthe Anasazi from
the north and the Mimbres from the south. Their reasoning goes that
this is the why some of the Acoma pottery picks up the Mimbres
designs. Notwithstanding, the modern Acoma potters have certainly
added many Mimbres elements to their designs.
Tribes, Pueblos, NationsAcoma, Cochiti, Isleta, Jemez, Jicarilla
Apache Nation, Laguna, Mescalero Apache nation, Nambe, Navajo
Nation, Ohkay Owingeh, Picuris, Pojoaque, Sandia, San Felipe, San
IIdefonso, Santa Clara, Santo Domingo, Taos, Tesuque, Zia, Zuni
We are members of Indian Arts and Crafts Association! (IACA)
The Indian Arts and Crafts Association is an international
organization which, since 1974, has followed its mission of
Promoting, Preserving, and Protecting¨ Native American creations.
We offer a variety of educational tools to help the buying public
appreciate the handmade beauty of this North American indigenous
art, and the growing need to be advocates of those products which
Since 1974, the Indian Arts and Crafts Association (IACA) with an
Executive Office in Albuquerque, NM, has been instrumental in
helping to promote and protect authentic American Indian arts and
crafts. The IACA is unique in that its