Native American

Seed Jar

Artist: Grace Chino

Culture/People: Acoma Pueblo

Place: New Mexico

Media: Clay and pigment

Dims: 4 x 4.5 in.

Date: c. 1990

Description: Grace Chino was from Acoma Pueblo, and is well known for her distinguished pottery. I got in contact with her great nephew, Robert Patricio who explained what this pot represents. This is a seed jar. The reason for the small hole is so rodents don’t get the seeds. The intricate design symbolizes corn fields and lightning. The three lines in the middle represent rain. She created this to pray for rain and good crops. —Gailene Morgan (Tesuque Pueblo, Sac and Fox Nation of the Mississippi in Iowa) Hands-On Student Curator, 2018.

RTC No: NA1500

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