Mesa Verde Black-on-White - CA. 1200-1300
Mesa Verde Black-on-White was produced in the area around Mesa Verde in southwestern Colorado. It is made from a gray to white paste with angular fragments of temper. Vessels usually have a pearly gray-white slip and are painted with carbon black pigment. Zones of pattern are framed by horizontal bands, and are often as black as white, creating the illusion of negative painting.
Paste: Gray to white