A wonderfully large black ware pot is enhanced with eagle feather designs along the upper rim. This piece has been made in the traditional manner with hand dug clay and fired outdoors with dung. It is the smothering of ozygen by the dung that creates the beautiful deep black color. The delicaate eagle feathers are meticulously drawn on before the firing process.
Eagles in general, are believed to be messengers between our world and the spirit world and carry prayers. Depictions of feathers in pottery and jewelry often represent prayers for rain or a good harvest. They may also symbolize wisdom, power, and strength. The eagle feathers are sacred.
Condition: Excellent- original condition
Provenance: Purchased personally from the Aguilar family gallery at San Ildefonzo Pueblo.