Footed bowl, exterior covered fully, interior decorated in linear and dot patterns in dark brown pigment

Calabashes decorated in this style by incisions are common among the Maroons of Suriname (see Price, Richard & Sally, The Afro-American arts of the Suriname Rain Forest (UCLA, 1980). Clay bowls decorated in the same style are less common and stylistically it is probably not Amerindian. Amerindian designs tend to be more rectilinear, although it is quite possible that an Amerindian under Afro-American influence made this object. It is not possible to tell from the image what the technique of manufacture is. Most traditional Tropical Forest Amerindian pottery was coiled. Peter Riviere, February 2013.

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