Artist: D. Victorino
Dimensions: 3 ⅝ x 3 ⅞
Acoma pottery has a lot of history attached to it as one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements on earth. Each Pueblo features unique pottery styles and the Acoma are known for their fine line work, thin walls and geometric patterns. A variety of elements and symbols appear in their art like hatch patterns symbolizing rain as well as other patterns each symbolizing an element found in nature.
Their pottery was also utilitarian and provided a number of functions including for cooking, storing bread dough, lugging water and storing seeds. Seed pots were essential as the enclosure protected the seeds from rodents and other pests. There would usually be one tiny hole at the top making it easier to drop one seed at a time.
D. Victorino created this seed pot using the traditional coil and scrape method. The vessel is enclosed except for one tiny hole at the top. The piece is decorated with symbolic geometric patterns that are characteristic of the area.