Southwest & California

The Southwest, an area encompassing Arizona, New Mexico, Western Texas, Northern Mexico, and Baja California, is typically arid and warm. The sedentary Pueblo peoples and the semi-nomadic Navajo are its most famous residents. Common art forms include pottery, jewelry, and basketry, often with motifs relating to water and rain. Culture groups include Navajo, Hopi, Tiwa, Tewa, Apache, Pima, Mojave, Zuni, Havasupai, Papago (AZ, NM Western TX, Northern Mexico); California: Nono, Yokut, Chuash, Pomo, Maidu, Yurok, Karok, Kiliwa, Peric

 

Bulto

San Lorenzo,
 
Hispanic (Southwest & California), circa 1825-1840
30 ½ x 11 ¾ x 6 ½ inches
Reference: 13065
 

Pictorial Weaving

 
Navajo (Southwest & California), last quarter of the 19th century
82 ½ x 60 inches
Reference: 16760
 

Chief's Blanket

 
Navajo (Southwest & California), circa 1890
62 x 74 ½ inches
Reference: 21183
 

Pair of Dress Halves

 
Navajo (Southwest & California), circa 1860
54 x 31 ½ inches
Reference: 21680
 
 

Olla

 
Apache (Southwest & California), last quarter of the 19th century
22 x 20 inches
Reference: 22025
 

Trading Post Rug

 
Navajo (Southwest & California), circa 1930
144 x 89 inches
Reference: 21477
 

Serape

 
Navajo (Southwest & California), circa 1875
73 x 58 inches
Reference: 18919
 

Storage Jar

 
Santo Domingo (Southwest & California), circa 1900
17 x 18 ½ inches
Reference: 20443
 
 

Olla

 
Zia (Southwest & California), circa 1880
9 ¾ x 12 x 6 ½ inches
Reference: 15468
 

Dough Bowl

 
Cochiti (Southwest & California), circa 1920
12 x 20 inches
Reference: 17010
Margaret Tafoya 1904-2001
 

Jar

 
Santa Clara (Southwest & California), third quarter of the 20th century
12 ¼ x 10 inches
Reference: 21637
 

Trading Post Rug

Ganado,
 
Navajo (Southwest & California), circa 1940
122 x 86 inches
Reference: 19945
 
 

Jar

 
Acoma (Southwest & California), first quarter of the 20th century
13 x 10 inches
Reference: 21129
 

Storage Jar

 
Zia (Southwest & California), First quarter 20th century
17 x 16 inches
Reference: 19178
 

Serape

 
Navajo (Southwest & California), circa 1875
77 x 48 ¾ inches
Reference: 21557
 

Olla

 
Zia (Southwest & California), circa 1880-1890s
9 ½ x 11 inches
Reference: 22292