Peyneba Zuni Pottery

£135.00


Clay
Natural pigments

Height: 110 mm
Width: 90 mm
Opening: 55 mm

Handmade and signed by artist potter A.A. Peyneba of the Zuni Tribe

“Over 9,000 Zuni (who call themselves the A:shiwi) live on their reservation in western New Mexico. Zuni Pueblo is the most remote pueblo in New Mexico.  It is located somewhat near to Acoma and Laguna Pueblos, but quite a distance from the Rio Grande pueblos.  Additional to its isolation on the western edge of the state, Zuni residents also speak a language different from all the other pueblos.  The language is unique to the Zuni. Early Zuni pottery has been classified as Ashiwi Polychrome (1700-1760) and Kiapkwa Polychrome (1760-1850).  Today’s classification Zuni Polychrome started around 1850. Located thirty-four miles south of Gallup, Zuni was originally thought to be one of the “Seven Cities of Gold” by the Spanish. While visitors may not find gold, they will find exquisite silver and turquoise jewelry, unique stone-carved fetishes, and amazing pottery. Zuni is currently the most populous pueblo. Zuni Pueblo’s Saint is Our Lady of Guadalupe but they do not celebrate a Feast Day.” Click here for the full article courtesy of Adobe Gallery.

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Our Native American pottery is ethically sourced and Fair Trade. Wilde Ones endeavours to consistently handpick the finest pieces from the best Native American artists. To that effect, we have been traveling to Arizona, New Mexico, California and Mexico every year since 1987. It is our pleasure to not only satisfy our customers with top quality products but also nurture strong healthy long-lasting relationships with our incredibly talented Native American craftsmen and craftswomen.