The Slipper Bowl has been inspired by similarily shaped Teotihuacanián ceramics.
The impressed jaguar motif is based on a prehistoric stamp design from Teotihuacán,
north of Mexico City. The bowl is of a class of ceramics known as culinary shoe pots,
which geographically occur from Chile north to the Four Corners region of the United
States. Virtually identically shaped ceramic vessels appear in the Southwest. Hopi stories
about this unique ceramic style suggest that it's occurrence at other locations is one evidence
of the truth of the Hopi migrations throughout the americas. ©1995