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The potter is polishing a vessel. The smooth pebbles used for this purpose are found in small heaps among or near deposits of fossil bones. They are the stomach pebbles of dinosaurs. Tewa women prize them highly, refuse to part with them, and foresee ill luck if one is lost.
Clothing and dress Indian potters Manners and customs Native Americans New Mexico Photogravure Potters Pottery Portrait photography Portraits Pueblo Indians Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico Women's clothing
Photogravure, 18.25 x 22.25 inches: The North American Indian; being a series of volumes picturing and describing the Indians of the United States, and Alaska, 970.6 C942 vol.17 plates, William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana, Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library