This piece of San Ildefonso pottery dates back to the early 1900’s (approximately 1900-1918).  At this time, production of utilitarian Pueblo pottery had greatly declined and only a few women were actually registered as potters by occupation.  I do not know who exactly created this vessel but the unique treatment around the lip and the designs are so beautiful.  These details represent the planting season.  The rim depicts the plowed fields, as you move down the pot there are the rain storms, and then finally near the bottom you have the corn.

Original painting available through King Galleries  |  |  480.440.3912 (Santa Fe), 480.481.0187 (Scottsdale)