Native American Heritage Month – Water Jugs

We mentioned earlier that baskets can be waterproofed with pine pitch, so we wanted to show off some examples of Paiute water jugs! The base of the jug on the left has a traditional pointed tip, which helps prevent spills. As settlers arrived, many Paiute weavers started creating flat-bottomed jugs, mimicking those settlers brought.

Color photo of three woven water jugs sitting on large white gravel. The one furthest to the left has a pointed tip, like a Greek amphora, while the other two have flatter bases.

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