KAYENTA BLACK-ON WHITE
CORE: Construction: by coiling. Fired: in reducing atmosphere.
Carbon streak: rare. Temper: not very abundant fine quartz sand,
frequently almost invisible, occasional small opaque angular fragments.
Vessel walls: very strong. Texture core: very fine. Fracture:
shattering. Surface finish: bowl interiors and jar exteriors,
compacted, well-polished. Forms: jars predominate, colanders,
bowls. Thickness bowls: 2.2 to 8.6 mm. Decoration: painted. Paint:
black, occasionally brownish almost always rich and dense, never
gritty. Pigment: Carbon, sometimes indicates of iron. Design:
execution is excellent, characterized by negative or mosquito
bar effect, wide stripes frame rectangular or triangular panels
in which occur narrow-line cross-hatching, usually diagonal, with
solid elements as triangles, bars, stepped elements, occasionally
opposed stepped elements in panels without hachure, rarely interlocking
scrolls or finely barbed wide lines or stripes.
RANGE: Tsegi Canyons south to Hopi Mesas, northern Arizona.