Jar with corn motif

MAKER:
Artist

Al Qoyawayma

CULTURE:
Hopi
DATE:
1990
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General Description

This relatively small but finely executed jar displays one of the most important life-sustaining crops in the Americas—corn. Corn was cultivated in the US Southwest from at least 200 CE. Along with squash and beans, corn became a staple food source for the region’s inhabitants.

Excerpt from

Kimberly L. Jones, PhD, Hopi Visions: Journey of the Human Spirit, Label text, 2018.