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Storage Jars, 1450 A.D.

Storage Jars, 1450 A.D.

A treasure trove! Passing thru Arizona/New Mexico there is a place where the art of past ages can be seen … and admired. Over 500 years ago a person sat down … and then created!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inherited Shape?

Inherited Shape?

Is this shape an inherited, traditional shape? Someone decided on the patterns of the jars and baskets … generation after generation the pattern evolved … reflecting the countryside in which a life was lived.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beans and Squash

Beans and Squash

Sitting on the steps, with a “Free – Take Me” sign, was a basket of squash and beans from the garden of the Amerind Foundation … the magical spot where thousands of artifacts have been collected and displayed for your pleasure.

 

 

 

 

 

Wander down Dragoon road to the grounds, complete with horses, and a pink complex of buildings situated in huge rocks and trees rises up …

Pueblo Artist Family

Pueblo Artist Family

Here are the Artists! A family … a mother, two brothers, and the pots they made in the early part of the 20th century.The Amerind Foundation was formed in 1937 by Williams S Fulton who began his trips to collect in the Southwest in 1906 and continued until 1964. I am thankful for his vision …

 

 

 

 

 

Dragoons

Dragoons

I am amazed! When I drove thru here in December the landscape was parched … brown … sere. Now, in the 105 degree heat of August it is GREEN … due to the summer rain storms … the flash flood time when towering clouds mutter with thunder and then drop a downpour.

 

 

 

 

 

"Summer" Arizona Poppies

“Summer” Arizona Poppies

These poppies are even called “summer poppies”, or Arizona poppies. They are different from California poppies …flatter and taller … and they are scattered everywhere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Green Mantle

A Green Mantle

Saguaros, cacti, palo verde trees
… a green mantle.

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