Pueblo Harmonica

Item: 1547

Origin:  Taos or Picuris Pueblo
Date: 1st half 20th century

Media: Clay

Dimensions: 4.25″ long, 1.85″ wide, .75″ thick

Description: This is a rare and unusual clay fired harmonica, likely by the Taos or Picuris Pueblo as evident from the clay type, the finish work and stone polishing.  There are bits of mica in the clay which is the clear consideration for these two Pueblos.  Each hole makes a whistle noise, with the sounds getting higher pitched the smaller the hole. The finish is a dull shine, and the stone polishing marks are clearly visible.  This is a very charming self made instument.

Condition:  Condition is original without restoration.

Price: 375

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