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Historic Tularosa Swirl Bowl


Item Number: DR 221
Pueblo: Acoma Pueblo
Artist: Unknown
Medium: Clay and pigment
Age: Circa 1920s
Dimensions: 4″ x 4″


SKU: DR 221 Categories: , , ,


This small pottery bowl’s design is derived from pre-historic pottery. This piece has a “Tularosa Swirl” pattern around the body, which is repeated four times.  It is enhanced and accented by fine diagonal lines representing rain and supported at the bottom by kiva steps going down. The incised rim is painted red and has a leaf design.This was probably made for the tourist trade as it is small enough to be placed into a suitcase. This ancient design and size were very popular with East Coast travelers during the 1920s and 1930s.

Condition: Original condition – Excellent with wear appropriate for its age
Provenance: Originally purchased by my great-grandmother on a trip to New Mexico in the 1920s.

Additional information

Weight 9 oz