The Trail of Painted Ponies-Zuni Mare

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Trail of Painted Ponies "Zuni Mare," 1E/2,137 (missing story card).

The Zuni Indians of New Mexico have inhabited the deserts of New Mexico and Arizona for over 1,000 years. Their pueblo was the first stop on the infamous search for the "Seven Cities of Cibola" by the Spanish in 1539. Among the rich traditions the Zuni are known for is pottery making. Zuni pots are distinguishable from the pottery of other pueblos by 1) material (Zuni potters dig their own clay); 2) design (the surface of their pots is usually a reddish color superbly decorated with fine lines and complicated geometric patterns created with white paint); and 3) shape (in addition to spherical bowls, Zuni pots were sometimes shaped like animals). Zuni Mare was respectfully inspired by the traditions of ancient as well as contemporary Zuni artisans.

Item #: 4018393
Release Date: Summer 2010
Artist: Jesse Leach
Material: Resin
Size: 7" Tall
Form: Running
Retired: July 2012
Last Number at Retirement: 2E/4,610