Santo Domingo Indian Art

Published on June 11, 2014 by Carol

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Santo Domingo Indian dough bowl made
in 1900.

Between Santa Fe and Albuquerque is Santo Domingo pueblo one of the largest of the Northern pueblos. The Santo Domingo pottery can be distinguished by its buff colored clay, cream slip, and dark black geometric designs.

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The elastic clay at Santo Domingo lends itself to large forms such as storage jars, dough bowls, and large ollas.

The designs are mainly geometric with particular attention to the negative spaces. Occasionally we also see elaborate bird motifs and even polychrome designs.

Santo Domingo Indian pottery baskets are as unique as they are beautiful.Below is an example of a Santo Domingo Indian pottery-basket made in 1920.

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