Indigenous Clay Painted Water Jug/Acoma Canteen

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Indigenous Clay Painted Water Jug/Acoma Canteen


The Walking Box Ranch Collection


An Acoma Canteen painted with designs indicative to indigenous art styles, for decorative use. The jug has all round edges with no flat bottom, and a leather strap, indicating that it may have been displayed by hanging on a wall.

The other two appear to be very aged, indicative of what store the item was purchased at. One sticker contains the name of the store, with faded yellow ink below it "P-222", the other says "Acoma Canteen." The store has been active since 1976.


Approx. mid to late 1970s


UNLV Division of Educational Outreach


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Length: 9 in.
Width: 8 in.
Height: 7 in.


Physical Object


Creator indicative of a sticker on the back.
Garland's Navajo Rugs, Sedona AZ


PAR 103 "Workroom" at UNLV Paradise Campus


There are three stickers on the item. One is a recent blue duct tape "H164" indicative of recent cataloging.
The creation of the artifact coincides with a period of time in the 1970s where interest in Indigenous art began to increase and was used as a means of cultural preservation and expression and economic output by indigenous communities.


Dillingham Rick, Melinda Elliott and Joan Kathryn O'Donnell. Acoma & Laguna Pottery. Seattle: School of American Research Press, 1992.

Lanmon, Dwight P., Francis Harvey Harlow. The Pottery of Acoma Pueblo. Museum of New Mexico Press, 2013.

Sikorski, Kathryn A. Modern Hopi Pottery. Logan: Utah State University Press, 1968.


Entry created by Jennifer Kimbal


Water Jug One.JPG


Indigenous Clay Painted Water Jug/Acoma Canteen, Approx. mid to late 1970s

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