Historic Laguna Pueblo Four Color Polychrome Small Jar - C4047C
Refugees from Acoma, Zuni and other pueblos established Laguna Pueblo a few years after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. Its date of establishment was 1699. As a result, its pottery can be very similar to that of Acoma and Zuni Pueblos, and, for the most part, is indistinguishable from ceramics at Acoma, but not so much from that at Zuni except for similarity in design elements. Acoma and Laguna clay are similar but Zuni clay differs from that at those two pueblos. Sometimes designs must be used as a guideline for distinguishing ceramics at Laguna.
The domino shaped black bars on the neck with a white split in their centers are very typical of pottery designs used at Laguna. Also, the plant with berries is a traditional design element from Laguna, a design that Laguna potters took with them when many of them moved to Isleta Pueblo. It has since become an Isleta Pueblo design. It is such design elements as these that distinguish Laguna pottery from that of Acoma.
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