Among the Jicarillas, pottery
making was considered a woman's art because of their belief that the
clay was the women's spirit. Jicarilla pottery became economically
valuable in times of hardship, when the pots could be sold to purchase
food and clothing. Once a lost art form Jicarilla Pottery is slowly
making a revival. Although some Jicarillas are knowledgeable of making
pottery, very few today are actually performing the art.