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Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico is known for exceptionally thin-walled pottery decorated with complex geometric designs carefully painted on a white slip background. Master potter Lucy Martin Lewis (circa 1895-1992) helped revive the black-on-white style by adapting 800-year-old Puebloan pottery designs to modern Acoma ceramics. The lightning pattern on this jar, which she made about 1969, derives from ancestral traditions.
National Museum of the American Indian
Washington, D.C.

Scott Catalogue USA: 3873g
unused

Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.

Museum ID: 2005.2003.111.7

Details

  • Title: 37c Acoma Pot stamp
  • Creator: United States Postal Service
  • Date Created: 2004-08-24
  • Subject Keywords: Acoma Pot, stamp
  • Medium: paper; ink (multicolored) / photogravure

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