National Geographic : 1940 Nov
© National Geographic Society Painting by W. Langdon Kihn Zuni Girls Cling to Black, Hand-woven Dresses Popular Since Pre-Columbian Days They believe the design with which their necklaces are fringed looks like the squash blossom, common in the Southwest. Actually, itisarepresentation ofthe pomegranate, which the early Indians never had seen. The design was copied from the Mexicans, who got it fromthe Spaniards. The dome-shaped oven also was borrowed from the Mexicans. The woman in left background wears a shawl purchased from a trader.