12 June 2016; Ohkay Owingeh Dough Bowl


A beautiful example of Ohkay Owingeh style of pottery

Pieces from these people are often in two shapes. A globular shaped storage jar, or a dough bowl like the one pictured below. The bottoms of these dough bowls are often only decorated with slip on the top rim.

Formally called the San Juan Pueble, the Ohkay Owingeh are from the current location of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico.

It is one of the largest Tewa-speaking pueblos with a population of about 6,748. Today, the pueblo is the headquarters of the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council and home to the Oke-Oweenge Crafts Cooperative, which exhibits the art of the eight northern pueblos. The main art focus of this Tewa village is redware pottery, weaving and painting. **

**Village information is from THIS LINK