This elegantly formed micaceous clay scalloped melon bowl was handmade by L. Maestas of Ohkey Owingeh/ San Juan Pueblo. The beautiful coppery peach finish and distinctive shimmer comes from clay found in northern New Mexico that has a high mica content. The unique dark markings are a result of the firing process, evidence that this piece has been crafted by hand using traditional methods. Evoking the traditional pottery style of Taos Pueblo, this beautiful piece is also a functional vessel that can be used for serving or eating soups and stews. This classic handmade vessel will add a rare and ancient pottery style to your Native American art collection.
Although micaceous pottery similar to that of Taos and Picuris Pueblos is not as well-known at Ohkey Owingeh/ San Juan Pueblo, it has been revived among several potters in the past decades.
Condition: Excellent- original condition
Provenance: Acquired from a private collector in Arizona