Pueblo Seed Pot
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Birdell (Santa Clara-Tewa)
- $50 plus s/h
Paula says - "This vintage clay seed pot is a miniature version of a traditional pottery vessel that was used to store seeds over winter for planting in the spring."
Birdell Bourdon, “Vine
Flower,” was born in 1957 at the Santa Clara-Tewa Pueblo. She was taught the family
tradition of hand-coiling pottery using ancient, ancestral methods by her mother,
the late Marie Sisneros. Birdell specializes in the hand-coiled Sanat Clara black
polished pottery, using clay from the tribal pits within the Santa Clara Pueblo.
She cleans, mixes, hand-coils, shapes and fires her pottery the traditional way,
outdoors with saw dust, and signs her pottery: "Birdell, Santa Clara Pueblo, New
|Seed Pot - Originally seed pots were pottery vessels created to safely store seeds for the following growing season. They were unglazed inside so the seeds could breath. The hole on the top was made small to suit the size of the seeds such as beans and corn. The original pottery version might be 10 inches or more in diameter. Some contemporary artists, in a revival of tradition, are calling attention to the seed pot by making ornate sterling silver miniatures.|
An avid Native American jewelry and artifact collector lived by the ocean in southern California. When he passed away, he left the fruits of his passion to his son. After a few years, his son lovingly chose a few sentimental pieces to remind him of his dad and sent the rest to us to find new homes for his dad's treasures. You will find some of his items in the Vintage Shop and some that we couldn't verify are Native American made, in the Bargain Barn. Unique pieces wherever they landed.