TYPE: Playas Red-on-Brown

DATE:  A.D. 700 to 1660 (Rakita and Raymond, 2003;160)

FORMS: Jars, Marriage Vessels, Effigies.

COMMON DESIGNS: Red slipped bottoms with textured patterned necks that are not slipped are most common. Another variety will have only about an inch wide red slipped horizontal band around the widest diameter of jars usually with textured patterned necks, the necks and bottoms are not slipped, however the interior rim and top usually is.

KEY DIFFERENCES: Red slip on brown ware (bichrome).

COMMENTS: This type has not been formally recognized (new type).


1) Red slipped bottom with a textured neck

(the textured neck come in all varieties seen in Playas Red).

2) Red slipped horizontal band usually at the widest

diameter of a jar with a textured neck.

3) Corrilitos Variety has the midway horizontal band and the neck has areas that are red slipped and areas that are incised usually in a pattern.

4) Effigy applique that is red slipped.



1Y Casas Grandes Playas Red-on-Brown Jar with incised neck and punched rim.

Approximate Dimensions: 4 3/4" by 4 1/2"


2N Casas Grandes Playas Red-on-Brown (scored variety).

Approximate Dimensions: 7 1/2 " by 6 3/4 "




3Y  Casas Grandes Playas Red-on-Brown Seed Jar with a red slipped

applied snake, perhaps a Red-Racer (head missing).

Approximate Dimensions: 6 3/8" by 4"


4N Casas Grandes Playas Red-on-Brown (Corrilitos variety) marriage vessel.


5N Casas Grandes Playas Red-on-Brown Olla (Patterned Incised Variety)



6N  Casas Grandes Playas Red-on-Brown Jar


7N  Casas Grandes Playas Red-on-Brown Jar

Approximate Dimensions: 5 3/4 " by 4 5/8 "

8N Casas Grandes Playas Red-on-Brown (Corrilitos variety) marriage vessel.



9Y Playas Red-on-Brown "Marriage" Vessel.

This "marriage" vessel is part Playas Red and part Casas Grandes Plain ware.

Approximate Dimensions: 13" by 6" by 6"


10Y Playas Red-on-Brown Miniature Incised Jar.

Approximate Dimensions: 1 5/8" by 1 1/2"



11Y Playas Red-on-Brown Patterned Incised Jar likely to be temporally early.

Approximate Dimensions: 5 1/2" by 5"





12Y Playas Red-on-Brown Jar possibly representing a house with a bowl on the roof.

Approximate Dimensions: 7" by 5 3/8"



13Y Playas Red-on-Brown Jar with horizontal band and patterned incised neck.

The interior neck is slipped red down to the widest diameter of the vessel.

Approximate Dimensions: 6 1/2" by 5 1/2"



14Y Playas Red-on-Brown Jar (early Corrilitos variety).

Approximate Dimensions: 8 1/2" by 7 1/2"



15Y Playas Red-on-Brown Jar (Corrilitos variety).

Approximate Dimensions: 8" by 6 1/2"


16Y Playas Red-on-Brown Marriage Vessel (Corrilitos variety).

Approximate Dimensions: 10 1/8" by 4 3/4" by 4 5/8"


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