This fine example of Cochiti pottery is painted with “guaco”, made from boiling plants such as beeweed (Cleome serrulata) to the consistency of thick syrup. When the pot is fired, the carbon from the paint is left behind as the design.
Ceramic. H 7.0, D 14.5, T 0.5 cm [H 2 ¾, D 5 ¾, T ¼ inches]
Bandelier National Monument, BAND 1566