Mimbres Red-on-White is a late variety of Mimbres Black-on-White. Designs can be geometric or figural. Although some Mimbres Black-on-White vessels have paint tending towards red, this was the result of accidental exposure to oxygen during the firing process. The paint color of such vessels generally ranges from black to red within a single vessel. Mimbres Black-on- Red, however, resulted from the intentional exploitation of this phenomenon, being refired in an oxygenizing atmosphere to completely oxidize the paint to a red color.
Paste: Gray to red