TYPE: Tularosa Black-on-White

DATE: A.D. 1200 to 1300

(Reid, Montgomery, Zedeno in Kiva, Vol.61, No. 1,1995)

BOWL DESIGN PLACEMENT: Primary interior designs, occasionally secondary exterior designs.

COMMON DESIGNS: "Tightly packed" solid and hatched motifs that are often interlocked with each other.  Hatching is usually diagonal or parallel, crosshatching occurs.  Usually the hatched motifs are equal to 2 times the size of the solid motifs. Completely solid designs occur as well, these are "tightly packed" or fine (for solids), that are often interlocked as well. Framing lines and hatching lines are usually the same width. In some examples the hatching lines may be incredibly fine (.5 mm) and therefore may be noticeably thinner than the framing lines.

KEY DIFFERENCES: Finer designs than Reserve. Hatched motifs are usually equal to 2 times the size of the solids whereas Reserve hatched motifs are usually 2 to 4 times the size of the solids generally.


White Mountain Redware: St. Johns Black-on-Red

1N Tularosa Black-on-White Pitcher (Large).





2Y Tularosa Black-on-White Olla with an intricate

swirl design including a pair of parrots.

Approximate Dimensions: 16" by 13"



3N Tularosa Black-on-White Olla with mostly an intricate

geometric or angular designwith a scroll and bird tracks near the rim.

Approximate Dimensions: 14 1/4" by 11 3/4"



4Y Tularosa Black-on-White Olla with a double-lobed top.

Approximate Dimensions: 9 1/2" by 8"







5Y Tularosa Black-on-White Tri-Lobed Effigy Vessel with a human or

"horny toad man" figure painted on the handle.

Approximate Dimensions: 5 7/8" by 4 1/2"



6Y Tularosa Black-on-White Pitcher with a flying bird effigy lug.

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



7Y Tularosa Black-on-White Corn Effigy with a flying bird effigy.

Approximate Dimensions: 4 5/8" by 3 3/8" by 2 1/2"



8Y Tularosa Black-on-White Miniature Effigy Lug Jar.

Approximate Dimensions: 2 3/8" by 2 1/8"




9Y Tularosa Black-on-White Pitcher with a burden basket effigy handle.

In the top of the "burden basket" are two clay beads, the handle is hollow and the two beads have holes pierced thru them. I'm not sure what it may represent however I'm almost certain it has something to do with snakes, possibly to "milk" the poison from rattlesnakes. See vessel #   in the Red Mesa section of this guide.

Approximate Dimensions: 7" by 6 3/4"





10Y Tularosa Black-on-White Jar with a lug in the form of a submissive dog head.

Approximate Dimensions: 3 7/8" by  3 1/2"





11Y Tularosa Black-on-White Tri-Lobed Vessel with bird effigy lug.

Approximate Dimensions: 6 5/8" by 5 3/4"





12N Tularosa Black-on-White Corn Effigy Vessel.

Approximate Dimensions: 6 3/4" by 3 3/4" by 3 3/8"



13Y Tularosa Black-on-White Ladle with a parrot head effigy handle.

Approximate Dimensions: 2 7/8" by 1 1/2" by 3/4"



14Y Tularosa Black-on-White Rattle-Handle Ladle, inside the handle

of this ladle are tiny fired balls of clay, when you shake it, it rattles.

Approximate Dimensions: 8 1/4" by 3 7/8" by 2"




15N Tularosa Black-on-White Double Olla



16N Anasazi/Mogollon Tularosa Black-on-White Jar

Approximate Dimensions: 6 " by 5 1/8"




17N Anasazi/Mogollon Tularosa Black-on-White Miniature Pitcher

Approximate Dimensions: 2 1/2" by 3"




18N Anasazi/Mogollon Tularosa Black-on-White Canteen




19N Anasazi/Mogollon Tularosa Black-on-White Canteen

Approximate Dimensions: 5 1/2" by 4 1/4"





20Y Tularosa Black-on-White Miniature Tripod Vessel.

Approximate Dimensions: 2 5/8" by 2 1/4"




21Y Tularosa Black-on-White Miniature Tripod Pitcher.

Approximate Dimensions: 2 5/8" by 2 1/4"  




22Y Tularosa Black-on-White Rattle Pendant. Inside this penant are tiny fired

balls of clay so that when you shake it, it rattles (the suspension loop is missing).

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




23Y Tularosa Black-on-White Jar with unusual lug.

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




24Y Tularosa Black-on-White Mug with interior design.

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


25N Tularosa Black-on-White Horn



26Y Tularosa Black-on-White Stirrup Canteen

Approximate Dimensions: 9 1/2" by 6 3/4"






27N Tularosa Black-on-White Antelope Lug Jar

Approximate Dimensions: 6 1/4" by 6"





28Y Tularosa Black-on-White Canteen

Approximate Dimensions: 6 3/4" by 6"




29N Tularosa Black-on-White Jar with an effigy head lug.

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

30Y Tularosa Black-on-White Bowl.

Bowls are rare for Tularosa Black-on-White.

Most bowls produced during this time were St. Johns Polychrome.

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



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