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Decorated vs. Undecorated Canteens
Peoples across the Southwest developed unique design approaches to decorat
ing pottery. Not surprisingly, there are a number of motifs related to water that are shared by many different groups. Among these are waves, tadpoles, dragonflies, and frogs. Hopis, after around 1880 applied katsina figures, especially Palhikwmana (Water Drinking Maiden).