Kana Black-on-White - CA. 800-1000

Kana-a seems to have developed from the earlier Lino Black-on-Gray, perhaps under influences from the south. There seems to be only a decorative relationship with the earlier Lino type. Vessels are polished and rarely slipped, and patterns are more sophisticated and include areas of solid black. Exteriors are sometimes painted. The type differs from Kiatuthlanna Black- on-White in that it lacks a slip and organic paint was used.

Characteristics

Paste: Light gray to white
Temper: Fine sand
Surface: Polished but rarely slipped
Forms: Hemispherical bowls, jars, canteens, scoops and ladles, pitchers and effigies
Design: Thin-lined designs, parallel lines, ticked lines, lines frequently cross at corners and are composed of short strokes


BOWL

7" diameter
Exchange, Field Museum, Chicago
LMA 21047


BOWL (INTERIOR)

7" diameter
Exchange, Field Museum, Chicago
LMA 21047


BOWL (DETAIL)

Exchange, Field Museum, Chicago
LMA 21047


BOWL SHERD

LMA 16382


BOWL SHERD (DETAIL)

LMA 16382