Santa Cruz Red-on-Buff was the characteristic pottery type during the Santa Cruz phase of Colonial Hohokam culture. Vessels are made with the paddle and anvil, and are tempered using a mix of sand and mica. Vessel walls are extremely thin. As in earlier Hohokam pottery, small repeated motifs are common, but negative painting is also seen, where the buff of the vessel shows through the applied red paint and creates the design.
Paste: Buff tending toward pink