Taos Pueblo 20 x 16

Taos Pueblo 20 x 16 by Jim Young

From the Jim Young Gallery

Category: Paintings: Oil

Title: Taos Pueblo 20 x 16

Description: The Taos Pueblo, located near Taos, New Mexico, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the world. The main portions of the Pueblo were built over 1,000 years ago. Today, about 150 people live full time within the Pueblo. Other families who own homes live in more modern structures nearby, still on Pueblo land. The Pueblo is made of adobe, earth mixed with straw and water, on wood framing. The walls can be several feet thick. The outside surfaces are continuously replastered with fresh layers of mud. The structure is five stories tall. The upper levels are reached by ladder. In earlier times, there were no doors or windows, the homes were entered through holes in the roof. The mountains in the distance, which includes the sacred Blue Lake, were taken from the Pueblo people by the US government in 1906 to be part of National Forest lands. These lands include sacred ritual sites used for ceremonial purposes. In a dramatic victory for the Pueblo, the lands were returned in 1970.

Theme: Landscape

Material: Canvas

Texture: Brushed

Finish: Framed

Dimensions: 20 inches wide, 16 inches tall

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Price: $455.00