A Tesuque jar featuring black and red leaf motifs.
A Tesuque jar with four-leaf motifs.
About the Object
This three-color Tesuque jar features white slip with black and red painted decoration. The body of this Tesuque jar has elegant lines as the shoulder and body billow outwards and come to a small close at the base. There are framing lines at the top of the base, shoulder, and rim of the jar. The center band includes four-leaf motifs that continue around the body and the neck decoration is a pattern of potentially cross-like symbols.
The Pueblo of Tesuque, or Tesugeh Owingeh (“Village of the narrow place of cottonwood trees”), is located in northern New Mexico but their ancestral homelands cover the entirety of O’gah Po’oge. With their roots in Santa Fe, the Pueblo members continue to follow traditional ways of life through the preservation of their language, dances, farming, and pottery.
Gerald Peters Collection, Santa Fe, NM;
[Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM];