Pueblo Vintage Wood Dance Tableta with Native Style Repairs [SOLD]

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Unknown Maker
  • Category: Dance Paraphernalia
  • Origin: Pueblo Indians
  • Medium: wood, pigment, string
  • Size:
    9-½” x 9” tablita;
    13-⅛” tall on stand
  • Item # C4330C
  • SOLD

Although this Pueblo Dance Tableta appears to be from a single piece of wood, it was actually made from three pieces—the center section being slightly thicker than the side panels.  The panels were put together at the outer edge of the triangle cutouts. The top of the tablita was cut into three stepped cloud elements.  

The green color is clearly mineral paint.  The outside cloud elements are painted as well—red and black on the front, yellow and black on the back. The smaller size of this tablita would indicate that it was made for a young girl.  


Condition: the wood is in good condition but has been broken and repaired in a Native fashion . There are some paint abrasions.

Provenance: this Pueblo Vintage Wood Dance Tableta with Native Style Repairs is from the estate of a former client.

Recommended Reading: Rain: Native Expressions from the American Southwest by Ann Marshall

Relative Links: Dance Paraphernalia

Close up view of a section of this tableta.

Unknown Maker
  • Category: Dance Paraphernalia
  • Origin: Pueblo Indians
  • Medium: wood, pigment, string
  • Size:
    9-½” x 9” tablita;
    13-⅛” tall on stand
  • Item # C4330C
  • SOLD

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