Jemez (He-mish)

The Jemez are a Towa-speaking people whose modern Pueblo village, known as Walatowa, is located 55 miles northwest of Albuquerque. The Jemez people migrated from the Four Corners area in the late 13th century, and by the time of European contact in 1541 were one of the largest and most powerful Puebloan cultures. Their villages and stone fortresses, sometimes more than four stories high with thousands of rooms, make up some of the largest and most significant archeological ruins in the United States. This early Jemez culture was known for its pottery but the decorative forms died out in the mid-18th century. Pottery-making was revived in the early 20th century and today Jemez bowls, seed pots, wedding vases, figurines, ornaments and storytellers are collected around the world. In addition to swirl and melon style wares Jemez potters are particularly known for their use of sgraffito, a technique of elaborately carving designs into the surface of a clay pot. In addition to pottery, Jemez artists also create beautiful basketry, embroidery, woven cloths, exquisite stone sculpture, moccasins and jewelry.

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  • "Indigenous World" by George Toya
    George Toya Contemporary
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  • "Morning Star" by George Toya
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  • "Rain Serpents" by George Toya
    George Toya Contemporary
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  • "Sky Serpents" by George Toya
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  • "Sun with 4Dragonflys" by George Toya
    George Toya Contemporary
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  • Carol Lucero Gachupin Jemez Four-Children Storyteller
    Carol Lucero Gachupin Jemez Four-Children Storyteller - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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  • Caroline Gachupin Fox Storyteller Figurine
    Caroline Gachupin Fox Storyteller Figurine - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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  • Chrislyn Fragua Jemez Family Storyteller with Five Children
    Chrislyn Fragua Jemez Storyteller with Four Children-Indian Pueblo Store
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  • Chrislyn Fragua Jemez Turtle with Hummingbird Figurine
    Chrislyn Fragua Jemez Turtle and Hummingbird Storyteller-Indian Pueblo Store
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  • Constance Armijo Jemez 6 Children Storyteller
    Constance Armijo Jemez 6 Children Storyteller-Indian Pueblo Store
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  • Contemporary 8-Piece Nativity Set by Clifford K. Fragua
    Clifford K. Fragua Jemez Contemporary 8-Piece Nativity Set - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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  • Everett Fragua Jemez 12 Inch Hand Drum
    Everett Fragua Jemez 12 Inch Hand Drum - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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  • Everett Fragua Jemez Traditional 10" Hand Drum
    Everett Fragua Jemez Traditional  10
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  • Everett Fragua Jemez Traditional Log Drum
    Everett Fragua Jemez Traditional  Log Drum - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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  • Everett Fragua Two-Sided Jemez Pueblo Drum
    Everett Fragua Two-Sided Jemez Pueblo Drum - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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  • Felicia Curley Jemez Traditional Wedding Vase
    Felicia Curley Jemez Traditional Wedding Vase - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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  • George Toya Orange Pueblo Prayer Gift Set
    George Toya Orange Pueblo Prayer Gift Set - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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  • George Toya Orange Pueblo Prayer Travel Mug
    George Toya Orange Pueblo Prayer Travel Mug - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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  • George Toya Turquoise Pueblo Prayer Travel Mug
    George Toya Turquoise Pueblo Prayer Travel Mug - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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  • Glendora Fragua Dragonfly Seed Pot
    Glendora Fragua Dragonfly Seed Pot - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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  • Juanita C. Fragua Pueblo Morning Gift Set
    Juanita C. Fragua Pueblo Morning Gift Set - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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