DESCRIPTION: A beautiful polychrome, hand coiled Zia Olla, dating from the mid 1900’s. The Zia Pueblo is located approximately 40 miles southwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico, where their potters are skilled at making strong, fairly thin-walled pottery. This well formed pot has high shoulders tapering to a narrow foot, and is painted in four traditional Zia colors with natural sienna, burnt sienna and black designs on a white ground. The design is divided into four quadrants, two with large, lively roadrunners under rainbow arcs (a signature Zia design), and two with smaller birds under geometric designs. This pot demonstrates clean lines, solid colors, traditional design and excellent olla form - every quality desired in purchasing a great pot. The base is concave for head carrying. Good condition, no chips, some scuffing on one quadrant. DIMENSIONS: 11.5” wide x 9” high.