Santo Domingo Indian Art

Between Santa Fe and Albuquerque is
Santo Domingo pueblo one of the largest
of the Northern pueblos. The Santo
Domingo pottery can be distinguished by
its buff colored clay, cream slip, and
dark black geometric designs.

The elastic clay at Santo Domingo lends
itself to large forms such as storage
jars, dough bowls, and large ollas.

The designs are mainly geometric with
particular attention to the negative
spaces. Occasionally we also see
elaborate bird motifs and even
polychrome designs.

Santo Domingo Indian pottery baskets
are as unique as they are beautiful.
Below is an example of a Santo Domingo
Indian pottery-basket made in 1920.
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Below is a Santo Domingo Indian dough bowl made
in 1900.
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