Homolovi pottery comes from only two sites near Winslow Arizona and is one of the important types that bridged the gap from Anasazi to Hopi pottery. The area was popular for cotton farming, as evidenced by the weaving looms, spindle whorls and massive amounts of cottonseed that have been found at the ruins. The nearby Little Colorado River provided water for the inhabitants, the cotton and their other crops. The site was along the prehistoric Palatkwapi Trail, which ran from Montezuma Castle to the Hopi mesas. Trading of cotton, pottery and parrots was common between the many prehistoric sites in northern Arizona. At the peak, it is estimated, 5,000 people lived at Homolovi. Homolovi II, the largest of the four pueblos, it had three plazas and stone walls rising two to three stories, and housed several thousand people. In the 1400s, the area was abandoned, just as were many other Southwest ruins.
We recently acquired acquired this beautiful and important bowl in a small estate auction back east. It must have been an item that someone had acquired on a trip out west. The bowl is in absolute pristine condition with not a single flaw; it measures 11.25 inches wide and 4.75 inches deep.
This is absolutely one of the finest pieces, condition wise, that we have had the privilege to own. The price is way below what the true market value would be as we purchased it very reasonably and want to pass the savings on to one of our collectors.