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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  • Chrislyn Fragua Standing Storyteller
    Chrislyn Fragua Storyteller w/2kids-Indian Pueblo Store
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  • Linda Lucero Fragua Nativity Set with Kiva Fireplace
    Linda Lucero Fragua Six Piece Nativity Set-Indian Pueblo Store
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  • Linda Lucero Fragua Storyteller with Seven Children
    Linda Lucero Fragua Storyteller with Seven Children-Indian Pueblo Store
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  • Felicia F. Curly Pueblo Corn Maiden
    Felicia F. Curly Corn Maiden Figurine-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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  • Juanita Fragua Pueblo Pottery Ceramic Travel Mug
    Juanita Fragua Pueblo Pottery Ceramic Travel Mug - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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  • Natalie Sandia Pueblo Pottery Ceramic Travel Mug
    Natalie Sandia Pueblo Pottery Ceramic Travel Mug - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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  • George Toya "Sky Serpents" Painting
    George Toya Contemporary
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  • George Toya "Morning Star" Painting
    George Toya Contemporary
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  • George Toya "Rain Serpents" Painting
    George Toya Contemporary
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  • George Toya "Sun with 4Dragonflys" Framed Painting
    George Toya Contemporary
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  • George Toya "Indigenous World" Painting
    George Toya Contemporary
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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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  • Natalie Sandia "Pueblo Morning for One" Gift Set
    Natalie Sandia Pueblo Morning Gift Set - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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  • Juanita C. Fragua "Pueblo Morning for One" Gift Set
    Juanita C. Fragua Pueblo Morning Gift Set - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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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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  • Natalie Sandia Jemez Contemporary Pottery Mug
    Natalie Sandia Jemez Contemporary Pottery Mug - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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  • Natalie Sandia Pueblo Pottery Mug
    Natalie Sandia Pueblo Pottery Mug - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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  • Juanita C. Fragua Pueblo Pottery Mug
    Juanita C. Fragua Pueblo Pottery Mug - 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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