Arts of Native America
Michael Kanteena

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Remembering the beautiful pot shards he had picked up as a boy, and wishing to learn about his ancient roots, which he knew went back to New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon (the Anasazi Culture), he began collecting archeological catalogues of pottery forms.

Through extensive study, trial and error, and even consultation with archaeologists, he developed his pottery into remarkably close reproductions of Chacoan and Mesa Verde pottery.

Recently, his studies have expanded to the Mimbres and ancient Mexican People, where human and animal effigies are common. Michael has added his own contemporary designs to these ancient themes, to develop his own unique art form.

A single effigy may be based on a Toltec theme, painted with Chacoan designs, and put together in contemporary form.

Various feature articles have been written about Michael and his unique style of pottery making. These include the Gallup Independent newspaper. Native Peoples Magazine, and the Southwest Art Magazine.

#6841s Michael Kanteena Hummingbird Canteen
4.5" x 9.5"
#6842s Michael Kanteena Swan Effigy
5" x 6.25"
$160 Sold
#6699s Michael Kanteena Mudhead Canteen
5" x 4.25"
$70 Sold
#6700s Michael Kanteena Bird Effigy
Water Jar
3.5" x 4.5"
#6701 Michael Kanteena Turkey Effigy
4" x 4.25"
$70 Sold
#6702 Michael Kanteena Fish Effigy
3" x 5.5"
$70 Sold