TYPE: Salado White-on-Red

DATE: A.D. 1200 to 1400 (see comments)

COMMON FORMS: Bowls, jars, effigies, eccentrics.

COMMON COLORS: Light rasberry to dark red exteriors, usually with black smudged interiors.

COMMON TREATMENT: Exteriors smoothed-over fine indented corrugation, known as obliterated corrugated.  Many other vessels are simply smoothed on the exteriors. Most all bowls and many jars have well smudged black interiors. All vessels are slipped red on their exteriors.

DESIGN PLACEMENT: Exteriors (all vessels).

COMMON DESIGNS: Usually fine band(s) of white painted around the top or neck of the vessel, with dots, ticks, or small solid triangles attached to the inner and/or outer nested fine line chevrons, that are often connected to the lowest band.

COMMENTS: Dates are believed to be the same as Salado Red.

VARIETIES: Obliterated (smoothed-over) indented corrugated, smooth, non-smudged, (regular) corrugated, scored, coiled, coiled and grooved (between the coils).



1N Salado White-on-Red Jar, Smoothed Variety.



2N Salado White-on-Red Bowl, Smoothed Variety.



3N Salado White-on-Red Bowl, Obliterated Indented Corrugated Variety.

Approximate Dimensions: 5 1/2" or 14 cm. by 3 1/2" or 8.8 cm.





4N Salado White-on-Red American Bald Eagle Effigy.

It is obliterated indented corrugated then scored on the top, possibly to represent feathers. The only white paint on it is the face, the beak has a slit on both sides apparently representing the nostrils. It also has a hole pierced through the base of the tail apparently for suspension.

Approximate Dimensions: 9" or 22.8 cm. by 5 3/8" or 13.6 cm. by 5 1/2" or 14 cm.


5Y Salado White-on-Red Vase, Smoothed Variety.

Approximate Dimensions: 5 1/2" or 14 cm. by 6" or 15.2 cm.



6N Salado White-on-Red

Approximate Dimensions: 5" by 4 1/4"


7Y Salado White-on-Red Jar

Approximate Dimensions: 5" by 5"



8N Salado White-on-Red Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 9" by 4 3/8"


9N Salado White-on-Red Jar



10N Salado White-on-Red Vase



11N Salado White-on-Red Bowl



12Y Salado White-on-Red Stirrup Canteen

Approximate Dimensions: 7 1/4" by 6"




13Y Salado White-on-Red Effigy Vessel.

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


14N Salado White-on-Red Jar

Approximate Dimensions: 5" by 5 1/2 "



15N Salado White-on-Red Tall Bowl


16Y Salado White-on-Red Bowl

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


17N Salado White-on-Red Vase

Approximate Dimensions: 7 3/4" by 5 7/8"



18N Salado White-on-Red Jar

Approximate Dimensions: 6 1/4" by 5 1/2"



19Y Salado White-on-Red Pitcher with a five-coil handle.

Approximate Dimensions: 6 5/8" by 6"



20Y Salado White-on-Red Bowl.

Approximate Dimensions: 5" by 3 1/4"



21N Salado White-on-Red Large Olla.

Approximate Dimensions: 15 1/2" by 12"


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