In our first class for the year, we began by studying Native North American Art. In the Four Corners area of the Southwest, The Anasazi or Pueblo People ( c.1100 – 1960) created the earliest forms of native American pottery. The Sikyatki or Hopi People (c.1350 – 1700) also created the beautiful natural clay colored and black pots.
The Washoe (Lake Tahoe), Gullah (Former African slaves living in the barrier islands in the Southeast) and Inupiat Indians (Alaska) all created baskets that were woven from materials found where they lived.
Both the pottery and baskets served as everyday utilitarian objects. Through the years artisans adopted the ancient styles and produced them for collectors thus preserving these beautiful art forms for our enjoyment.
August 22, 2013 Native North American Art PowerPoint Humanities Class Pottery and Baskets 1
Have a great week. Looking forward to seeing you next Tuesday! -Mrs. S
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