Water Jar/ Olla

Water Jar/ Olla


Histia family?



Overall: 28.5 x 35.5 cm (11 1/4 x 14 in.)

Gift of Amelia Elizabeth White 1937.897


A water jar (olla) was typically used by indigenous people of the American Southwest to carry water by balancing the vessel atop the head. Elaborate and monochromatic geometric patterns decorate this olla.

See also
Art of the Americas
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