Pottery from the Wright Collection
The pieces in the
online gallery are part of the George T. Wright collection.
Mr. Wright compiled this collection through the purchase
of ceramic vessels that had been unscientifcally recovered
from a number of unknown sites principally from McCurtain
County, Oklahoma and Red River County, Texas.
The online exhibit is a showcase of
the art of the ancestors of the Caddo. Within the elaborate
cultural tradition of the Caddo were ceramic vessels made
for daily and ritual use. Daughters learned the art
of pottery making from their mothers and this knowledge was
passed down for generations. Their beliefs in the everyday
and afterlife influenced their construction and artistic
design in pottery making.