Sunday, December 13, 2015

December 1, part 4


I don't remember seeing shiny surfaces on pre-Columbian pots.

I don't think I'd ever seen a figure quite like this one, with all the orange cross-hatching, and the vessel lifted in front of its face.

Another comfy place to sit, with books to peruse.  This building has a lot more comfort built in than one typically sees in any number of  art museums!

Creepy face.

This one reminds me of the really cute but really dangerous creatures seen on the dessert planet in Galaxy Quest.  (Notice that camera helpfully focused on the texture of the background -- it's always going to choose lines over curves, when deciding what to focus on.)

Mud Woman and her descendants are right outside the elevators.  This is a very large piece.  I think her feet are about a yard tall.

The big pot in the next image may be the biggest first-people's pot I've ever seen.  It's well over two feet tall.   Earthenware is so fragile.  For it to survive as this one has is evidence of the reverence with which it has been handled.  It is Zuni, from about 1930.

This one is also Zuni, from 1885.

Here is the explanatory info for the pot above.

Another of Rachel Nampeyo's pots.

Here's the woman whose dress inspired the skein of yarn we looked at before.  This is Knows Her Medicine/Crow Indian, by Kevin Red Star, 1981.

I think this is the fanciest cradle I have ever seen.  Wow.  Not only a ton of beautiful perfect quilling, but feathers, ribbons, bells (at right edge and on top).....  (See Knows Her Medicine in the background?)

Sioux.  1930s.  Skin, porcupine quills, glass beads, metal bells, ribbons, feathers.

One last pass through the gift shop.  I do not wear jewelry (just don't want to) -- but look at this.  It's made of rubber, or something very similar.  Soft, flexible........  The circles shown below are part of a circle of circles that would go over your head and rest on your chest/back/shoulder.  What a cool idea.  They had lots of different designs...........

On our way back to the hotel from the art museum, one last time.

One last look at the library.

This next shot just to the right of the previous one.

4:45 pm, Denver, December 1.

Not sure of the time on this next one, but I'll guess just a bit after 5:00 pm.


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