Micaceous clay "tea pot". The vessel has a small flat bottom, a rounded body with a slightly constricted neck, and an open mouth. The spout is attached to the exterior, and a small hole was cut in the vessel body near the rim to connect the two spaces. A vertical handle is attached directly opposite the spout. There is a reduction spot near the base of the pot.
House interior at Taos Pueblo, women cooking, New Mexico, ca. 1935. Houses generally consisted of one or more multi-purpose rooms and several windowless storerooms. The family rooms were used for sleeping, eating, cooking, and crafts work. The rooms were usually sparsely furnished, and many of the family's possessions were hung from the vigas or pegs on the wall. The store rooms contained carefully stacked rows of dried corn on the cob and other d
Taos Pueblo at Harvest Time, ca. 1935. As one can see from this photograph, Taos Pueblo is located at the base of a mountain range. The surrounding fields produce abundant crops of corn, beans, and squash. The piles around the plaza are cornhusks. The ears of corn are drying from hanging poles and lie in piles on ramadas. The hornos in the plaza are used to bake bread and roast chile.
Trampas. Church. Sign: Official scenic historic marker. Las Trampas. The village of Las Trampas was established in 1751 by 12 families from Santa Fe, led by Juan de Arguello, who received a land grant from Governor Tomas Velez Cachupin. The Church of San Jose de Gracia is one of the finest surviving 18th century churches in New Mexico.