Taos Pueblo

Work Information
Date: ca. 1350
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.

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Kua-0092
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Description: Closer view of the multi-storied pueblo, with wooden drying racks, and domical oven. The Red Willow Creek in the foreground is the sole source of water for the pueblo.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Image Copyrights: © Dr. Ronald V. Wiedenhoeft
Kua-0090
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Description: Taos Pueblo in its setting in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Kua-0091
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Description: General view of the North Pueblo and plaza. The pueblo is made entirely of adobe: earth mixed with straw and water; the exterior continually renewed with thick mud coating.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Image Copyrights: © Dr. Ronald V. Wiedenhoeft
Kua-0093
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Description: Diagonal view of the North Pueblo, with colorful doorways and an oven (horno) under a drying rack at right. The pueblo tradition allows electricity or running water.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Image Copyrights: © Dr. Ronald V. Wiedenhoeft
Kua-0094
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Description: Closer view of an outdoor adobe oven (horno) used mostly for bread baking. The oven is heated with a cedar fire, the ash is removed, and loaves are placed inside for baking.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Image Copyrights: © Dr. Ronald V. Wiedenhoeft
Kua-0095
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Description: Diagonal view of the North Pueblo. The colorful doorways are a more recent addition. At one time the only entryway was by ladder through an opening in the roof.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Image Copyrights: © Dr. Ronald V. Wiedenhoeft
Kua-0096
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Description: Closer view of the adobe structure showing the ravages of the previous winter. Annual re-plastering with mud is necessary to maintain the wall surface.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Kua-0097
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Description: Close view of the winter ravaged downspouts revealing the exposed adobe structure of adobe brick and layers of mud covering.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Kua-0098
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Description: Typical shop front in the North Pueblo.
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Kua-0099
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Description: Shop interior ceiling construction of large timber vigas with smaller wood latillas placed above them. The roof is then compacted with earth.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Image Copyrights: © Dr. Ronald V. Wiedenhoeft
Kua-0100
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Description: Shop interior with small corner adobe fireplace, whitewashed like the rest of the interior to brighten the room.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Image Copyrights: © Dr. Ronald V. Wiedenhoeft
Kua-0101
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Description: Northeast corner of the pueblo with the sacred religious kivas marked by the long poles of the ladders descending into their interiors.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Kua-0102
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Description: Eastern perimeter wall.
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Kua-0103
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Description: South pueblo on the south plaza with typical drying racks and domical ovens.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Image Copyrights: © Dr. Ronald V. Wiedenhoeft
Kua-0104
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Description: Narrow street between buildings of the South Pueblo.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Kua-0105
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Description: Multi-storied buildings of the South Pueblo.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Kua-0106
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Description: Well maintained dwelling and shop on the south plaza.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Kua-0107
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Description: South Pueblo dwelling with latilla fencing.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Kua-0108
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Description: View of the San Geronimo Chapel, built 1850, at the west side of the pueblo. The Red Willow Creek in foreground runs between the north and south plazas.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Kua-0109
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Description: Closer view of the façade of the San Geronimo Church with its crisply whitewashed adobe gateway and twin belltowers. View west.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Kua-0110
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Description: View east of the north flank of the single aisled church with its sturdy buttress supporting the thick adobe walls.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Kua-0111
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Description: Cemetery and remains of the original San Geronimo church, built ca. 1619 by Spanish priests and Indian labor, and destroyed by US Troops during the 1847 revolt.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Kua-0112
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Description: View of the remaining belltower of the original San Geronimo church with the surrounding cemetery.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Kua-0113
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Description: Adobe construction details: larger viga timbers and smaller latillas imbedded in the thick straw-laced mud of the adobe walls.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Kua-0114
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Description: Architectural detail of adobe construction: adobe bricks and layers of adobe mud covering.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
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Kua-0115
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Description: Large adobe bricks, dried and stacked for use.
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Image Copyrights: © Dr. Ronald V. Wiedenhoeft