Native American Pottery From Several Tribes
We have a vast selection of Native American pottery at SilverTribe
and offer the lowest prices available. From beautiful hand-painted
pieces to intricately engraved Southwest pottery.
Native American pottery is a craft that has been handed down and
perfected for thousands of years. In fact, one museum in Los
Angeles has an example of Native American pottery carbon dated to
Native American pottery as we know it started being made roughly
2,000 years ago, experts believe. When nomadic American Indians
began focusing on agriculture and settled down, Native American
pottery was developed out of necessity to gather water, store
grains and help preserve seeds.
The pottery became much more than a necessary container. Each piece
of American Indian pottery is a work of art and many of today's
Southwest pottery artists use methods that have been handed down
through the tribes for hundreds or thousands of years.
The Navajo Nation is the largest American Indian group in the
United States and is also home to some of the most amazing
Southwest pottery in the country. From the time railroads first
came west until today, Navajo pottery
designs and shapes have made the tribe a force in the pottery
Other tribes also made beautiful Southwest pottery with
distinguishing designs and methods. Many of the symbols painted or
engraved on our pottery have been used in American Indian pottery
making for generations. The early Southwest pottery makers paid
homage to the beautiful landscapes through the use of symbols.
Common imagery used in Native American pottery includes rocks,
clouds, rain, mountains and corn, to name just a few.
Southwest pottery often uses imagery to convey the balance between
man and other beings, showing a regard for all creatures we share
the earth with. The artwork helps capture the reverence Native
Americans hold for their surroundings.
Spirits also make an appearance on Native American pottery. The
Yeii Spirit is considered as a mediator between man and the creator
and is a beautiful depiction that appears on American Indian
artwork and Hopi
pottery. Yet every tribe has its own examples of stunning
Southwestern pottery that is inspired by their surroundings,
spiritual beliefs and artistic creativity.
The distinctive style of Southwestern pottery has made it a much
sought after item in the Native American jewelry and art
community, and we offer beautiful Native American pottery for those
looking for a beautiful addition to their art