Jars, Pots and Ollas

Fine line, rain, bird element and geometric designs on a polychrome olla
Polychrome olla decorated with bird element, fine line, rain and geometric designs, by Robert Patricio, Acoma
9 1/2 in H by 12 1/4 in Dia
Cloud, roadrunner and geometric designs on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with roadrunner, cloud and geometric designs, by Ruby Panana, Zia
5 3/4 in H by 6 in Dia
Bird, flower and geometric designs on a large polychrome jar
Large polychrome jar decorated with bird, floral and geometric designs, by Thomas Tenorio, Santo Domingo
13 1/4 in H by 10 1/2 in Dia

"Jars, Pots and Ollas" covers a wide range of Native American pottery. Olla is a Spanish term for "large pot." It implies a large storage jar or water jar.

Pottery photos are courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery