This wonderful piece of artwork was created by Pauline Romero of the Jemez Pueblo.
Here is a quick definition of the Seed Pot: "Traditionally, seed pots were used to store just what their name suggests—seeds. But these containers were different from other Native American Indian pottery wares. Seed pots were designed to protect the seeds for next year’s planting from rodents and insects. A wide-mouthed vessel like a traditional bowl, jar or olla could not keep vermin out. So, seed pots were created with only a tiny hole that would allow one seed to be dropped in at a time.
When the time for spring planting came, the seed pots would be smashed so all the seeds collected during the winter months could be used."