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Bowl With Impression of Basket Puki

Hopi

Artwork Details

Bowl With Impression of Basket Puki
circa 1940
Hopi
earthernware
3 1/4 in (8.25 cm)
Gift of Estelle Titiev, from the collection of Mischa Titiev
1984/2.10

On Display

Not currently on display

Description

Subject Matter:

This bowl is relatively unadorned but retains the outer impressions of the basket puki on the lower outside surface, though generally potters chose to smooth out these kinds of impressions with rocks or scapers. A puki is a mold and can be a pot or other item such as baskets, plates, bowls or tins, used in Puebloan pottery techniques. 

Physical Description:

Beige bowl, wider at the top, with a rim formed in a braided pattern.

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