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Mimbres Pottery Prezi
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burial pit, however, a pointed
tool was used to symbolically
"kill" a bowl by punching a
hole through its base. This
hole is, logically enough, often called the "kill hole". The bowl was then placed upside down on top of the body's head, possibly to symbolically mirror the view of the world from the Mimbres Valley. Why the Hole? MATERIALS COMPOSITION Brushes were made from yucca leaves by:
splitting leaf to desired width
cutting to length (3-4 inches)
stripping lower portion of fiber off
inner fiber was chewed until soft/ brush like Natural Pigments were made by : Took full advantage of the bowls natural shape and form
emphasized space with "hemispherical rings" Imagery and Abstraction A wide variety of animals, including many religiously symbolic animals, is depicted in Classic Black-on-White pottery, including fish, birds, bats, lizards, frogs, rabbits, and turtles. While the images of animals, fish, birds and human figures are highly stylized, details are often emphasized. Images of animal and fish species provide tremendous insight into Mimbres life ways. grinding copper and iron ores (such as hematite, limonite, and other iron ores)
These ores were found as nuggets on hills and in streambeds, and as ochre, which was dug from the hillsides. The Mimbres culture consisted of several hundred small villages in southern New MexicNew Mexico, each with less than 200 inhabitants, existing between approximately A.D. 100 and A.D. 1150. Their valley supported a rich diversity of wildlife, and the people lead a peaceful existence, relying on gathering, hunting, and some limited farming. The Mimbres People