Japan, Jomon

Jomon period (about 10,000 - 300 BC), Kasori E-2 type, About 3000 BC

Jomon means rope pattern and refers to the pattern found on the lower portion of pots such as this. Twisted rice straw was rolled across the damp clay creating this characteristic pattern. This is still a favorite decorative technique with many contemporary Japanese potters.

  • Titles Jar (Descriptive)
  • Artist Japan
  • Medium earthenware
  • Dimensions 22 x 17 x 14 3/4 in. (55.9 x 43.2 x 37.5 cm)
  • Credit Line Museum purchase, 1989.61
  • Work Type jar
  • Classification Containers
  • On View