Textiles | Beadwork
the ancient Indians to the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni and today’s pueblo
pottery, has evolved into a beautiful and expressive art form.
It has served both decorative and functional purposes for thousands
of years. Today we visit museums
that display the pots of the ancient Anasazi, most of which were
used in their daily life. We peruse galleries offering some of
the most valuable of today’s American Indian Pottery, valued for
exquisite craftsmanship and geometric design. We collect it, admire
it, study it and in some cases use it. The pottery of the ancestors
of today’s Indians exhibits so many different styles and uses.
Practical Indian pottery application included water and food storage,
cooking pots and eating and drinking utensils. Some pieces were
used only for ceremonial purposes and others were perhaps used
to hold beads or to store other things.
has been searching for online resources about Indian pottery to help
people learn more about this fine Indian art. We will continue to add
pottery links as we find them and will post more and more information
about American Indian pottery as it becomes available. We have some
very informative links included here where you will find pictures and
information about the styles and uses of Indian Pottery.
Indian Pottery Links
Examples of Southwest Indian
of the west