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Quiz 1

Native American

Acoma A New Mexican Pueblo, known for white pottery, most of which is painted with fine geometric lines; one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in North America.
Anasazi The Ancient Pueblo Indians of northern Arizona and New Mexico; sometimes referred to as the "Ancient Ones", believed to the ancestors of many of the Pueblo Indians.
Avanu A popular design (the water serpent) often seen in Native American art of the Southwest, particularly pottery, signifying the prayer for and representation of water, critical for life in the desert.
Bear A popular symbol in the Southwest art, often seen as a fetish, in weavings, on pottery, and in silverwork, sometimes with a 'heart-line', extending from the south to the center of the body.
Bear Paw An often used designed in a potter and silverwork; often if the artist is of the bear clan, or, more generally as a symbol of inner strength.
Bezel The part of the ring which holds the stone; vertical wall holding gemstone.
Black on Black A style of pottery developed about 1919 by Maria and Julian of San Ildefonso Pueblo. It is characterized by two shades of black -- one highly polished, and the other matte or dull.
Burnishing A process of producing polished, shiny surface by rubbing a smooth stone over the surface of pots or bowls after application of the slip.
Chasing A metal-smithing term; the process of moving metal to achieve line or form; a silversmith may have as many as 100 chasing tools, each to achieve a particular effect, unlike stamping, the tool moves laterally.
Cochiti A NM Pueblo, known for figurative clay work.
Coil Method A pottery term; the potter rolls a long rope of clay, which is coiled around on top of itself, forming a desired shape. In the coil-and-shape method, the walls of the pot are thinned, shaped, and smoothed by a scraping with a smooth tool.
Concha The Spanish term for shell; may be oval or round, frequently with scalloped edges, with or without stones; may appear in rings, pendants, bolos, buckles, and belts. Now most often a Navajo design for a belt.
Corn A powerful symbol in many tribes, used as a design in jewelry, pottery, and weavings as respect and a prayer for fertility and a good growing season; also used if the artist is a member of the corn clan.
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