Turtle Mountain North Dakota Indian Pottery Carved Vase Emma Parisien
Large and extremely rare Turtle Mountain Indian Pottery vase with an incised geometric Native American design to the shoulder. EXCELLENT CONDITION. There are few nicks to the rim as well as scuffs and nicks to body as seen in photos. No other chips, cracks, damage or repair of any kind. Bottom marked with Turtle Mt. Indian Pottery, Belcourt, N.D., turtle logo and signed by potter Emma Parisien. Vase stands a large 5 1/4" tall and 6 1/2" wide. Largest example of Turtle Mountain Pottery I have seen. Turtle Mountain pottery was produced by Native American children enrolled at the Belcourt School on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation and they were the first in the state of North Dakota to make simple pottery under a plan developed by Miss Margaret Cable of UNC. She put a course together after first hand study of how the Southwestern Indians made their world famous pottery with only their hands, the native clay and liberal supplies of cow dung for firing. The first pieces were for sale in 1936 and it is believed to have only been in existence for a few years and possibly ending in 1942.