Escavada Black-on-White - CA. 1000-1130

Escavada Black-on-White is one of a group of closely-related Cibola White Wares, including Puerco and Reserve Black-on- Whites. The differences lie in the styles of painted decoration. Escavada usually carries bold motifs executed in broad lines and these decorations are generally based on triangles. Escavada Black-on-White is found in the northwestern and west-central parts of New Mexico.


Paste: White to light gray
Temper: Sherd and sand
Surface: Thin, streaky slip or none
Forms: Bowls, jars, and pitchers
Design: Solid, bold motifs, always triangular and painted with broad lines.


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