Cochiti Pueblo Historic Pottery Chile Bowl [SOLD]

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Pueblo Potter Unknown
  • Category: Historic
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo, KO-TYIT
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 3-½” deep x 7-¾” diameter
  • Item # C4331F
  • SOLD

If you were ever invited to share a meal at a Cochiti Pueblo home, you would have seen vegetables or red chile or green chile stew served in a pottery bowl similar to this.  Small bowls grace the table at all pueblo meals. This historic bowl, however, shows no evidence of use so you could be the first to put it to use on your table, but it has a phenomenal patina from age.

The bowl has a beautiful shape.  In flares outward and then rolls out at the rim.  Just this small change in convexity adds to the charm of the bowl.  The rim is painted black and the designs are on the exterior and interior.

The design is typically a rain cloud presentation seen on many Cochiti vessels.  Cochiti is one of the pueblos which has no restriction on using water symbols on secular pottery.  Their neighbor, Kewa Pueblo, strictly forbids use of such on its pottery. The lower portion is stone polished red.   It is estimated that the bowl dates to the end of the historic period, circa 1940s.


Condition: very minor chips on the rim which are hardly noticeable

Provenance: from the extensive collection of a Santa Fe resident who has unfortunately moved to another city and found it necessary to greatly reduce her collection.

Recommended ReadingA River Apart: The Pottery of Cochiti & Santo Domingo Pueblos by Valerie Verzuh

Relative Links: Southwest Indian PotteryHistoric PotteryCochiti PuebloKewa Pueblo - Santo Domingo Pueblo

Alternate View of the inside of this chile bowl.


Pueblo Potter Unknown
  • Category: Historic
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo, KO-TYIT
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 3-½” deep x 7-¾” diameter
  • Item # C4331F
  • SOLD

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