TOHONO O'ODHAM BLACK ON RED BOWL circa 1885
This piece brings to mind the earliest days of O'odham and Mricopa pottery, when potters were taking their designs from the sherds of prehistoric Hohokam pottery that littered their landscapes. One characteristic of thousand-year-old Hohokam pieces was the way potters painted lines that trailed down from the rim on the backs of their bowls. This characteristic seldom occurs anywhere other than on ancient Hohokam and on 100-year-ol-plus Maricopa and O'odham pottery.
4-1/2" diameter x 1-1/2" high
Condition very good