CORE: Construction: by coiling. Fired: in reducing atmosphere.
Carbon streak: occasional. Temper: not very abundant fine quartz
sand, frequently almost invisible. Vessel walls: strong. Texture
core: fine. Fracture: shattering to slightly crumbling. Surface
finish: interior bowl surfaces, and exterior jar surfaces are
smoothed not slipped, slightly polished, scraping marks noticeable
on undecorated surfaces. Forms: jars, seed jars colanders, jugs,
canteens, dippers, bowls. Thickness bowls: 2.5 to 5.6 mm. Decoration:
painted. Paint: usually organic black, dense and somewhat gritty.
Designs: series of small ranking triangles set along straight
lines, sawtooth edge effect, and opposed by like series running
in opposite direction, commonly introduced between the two is
a line saw-toothed on both sides, opposed sets of isosceles triangles
with their points touching, leaving diamond shaped interspaces
which are occupied by a single dot, interlocking scrolls are common,
as well as large solid areas with serrated edges, coarse cross-hatching
sometimes occurs as background for series of triangles, painted
areas are greater than unpainted areas.
COMPARISON: Flagstaff Black-on white has white areas in excess
of painted areas. Kayenta Black-on-white has mosquito bar design.
RANGE: A very common type in the Tsegi area, northern Arizona.