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Dolores Lewis Seed Pot

$500

Item Number: DR 2211
Pueblo: Acoma Pueblo
Artist: Dolores Lewis-Garcia
Medium: Clay and natural pigment
Age: 1991
Dimensions: 1 ½” X 3 ¾”

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Description

So very unusual. Such a steady hand – such fine lines!

This lovely polychrome very intricately designed and painted seed pot features symbols for growth and a fruitful harvest. There are eight varying forms of polychrome butterflies flitting around the top of this wonderful seed jar. Each one is just slightly different from form to color. Behind each of the butterflies are a series of very fine lines representing rain. The rim is encircled with rain clouds.

This small seed post is most unusual in that Dolores does not paint such intricate and detailed pieces very often. Most of her pieces contain larger and much fewer details. Dolores Lewis painstakingly painted each tiny line with a brush she made by chewing yucca until it was pliable enough to become a paint brush. It is very likely it had only one bristle. This seed pot is most unique in its design.

Condition: Excellent – original condition.
Provenance: Purchased from a private collector in Arizona.