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unknown Acoma Pueblo

Olla (Jar)

Early 20th century

10 7/16 in. (height to rim) x 12 5/8 in. (26.5 cm x 32 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 72.1.10
Geography: North and Central America, United States, New Mexico
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Ollas
Culture/Nationality: Pueblo, Laguna/ Acoma, Native American
Collection: Twyeffort Collection

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  • Acoma - Refers to the culture and style of the Acoma, a Native American people living in western New Mexico.
  • coiling - Pottery technique in which the piece is built up from ropelike coils of clay, without the use of a potter's wheel.
  • Laguna
  • Native American - Typically reserved to refer narrowly to the cultures of the native peoples of the United States and Canada, excluding the Eskimos and Aleuts. For the indigenous peoples of Canada use the term "First Nations." For the broader concept of the cultures of any native peoples of Central America, South America, North America, or the West Indies who are considered to belong to the Mongoloid division of the human species, use "Amerindian (culture)."
  • ollas - Large, bulbous, usually wide-mouthed earthenware or woven vessels used for holding water or food or for cooking; may have handles.
  • Southwestern Native American - Styles and cultures Southwestern Native America.

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