Arawak Pottery


The Arawaks are known for making large amounts of pottery. The pottery was of high quality and has great artistic value today (source). Amazingly, the Arawaks did not use the potter's wheel (source) The pottery was often decorated with red ochre and white painting, a style which is called "White on Red."(source).

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This photo is of pieces of Arawak pottery. It illustrates the patterns painted onto the pottery.

The pottery was also sometimes decorated with animal or bird heads and stylized body parts (source). The Arawaks also used pottery in order to make home appliances, such as jars, pots, pans, griddles, bowls, and plates (source). Arawak pottery has been found in numerous places around the Carribean, such as Sandy Ground, Rendezvous Bay, Shoal Bay and The Fountain (source). Recently, Andre Samuel, a member of the Youth Environmental Service Corps, found two bowls at Woodford Hill beach which were fully intact, the first of its kind (source.
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