Acoma Pueblo Bowl with Pie Crust Rim

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Lupe Paytiamo
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Acoma Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 6-1/2” deep x 11-3/4” diameter
  • Item # C3925Z
  • Price: $920.00

Written in pencil on the base is “July 8, ’61 Made in Acoma Lupe Paytiamo.”

The addition of a “pie crust” rim on serving bowls like this one was an innovation made for attracting the attention of a buyer.  Bowls used in the pueblo household did not contain such a rim.  The post-World War II period witnessed potters at Acoma and Laguna making movements to increase sales to the travelers coming to the Southwest following years of gas rationing during the war period.  It was a competitive market of selling to traveling tourists, galleries and shops in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, and to individual collectors.

This bowl by Lupe Paytiamo has a very attractive design on the exterior with kite-looking black shapes floating around the sky.  Parallel black lines fill the centers of the design elements.  The interior of the bowl was left in the natural state, not polished.  A rather sloppy white slip was either dripped or painted near the interior rim, almost as if a child got hold of the paint brush.  The exterior view of the bowl is quite attractive and is the view that should be enjoyed.

Written in pencil on the base is “July 8, ’61 Made in Acoma Lupe Paytiamo.”

 

Condition: very good condition

Provenance: from a collection from Colorado

Recommended Reading: Acoma & Laguna Pottery by Rick Dillingham

Lupe Paytiamo
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Acoma Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 6-1/2” deep x 11-3/4” diameter
  • Item # C3925Z
  • Price: $920.00

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