Vintage Mida Tafoya Blackware Vessel
Vintage Mida Tafoya Blackware Vessel
Vintage Mida Tafoya Blackware Vessel
Vintage Mida Tafoya Blackware Vessel

Vintage Mida Tafoya Blackware Vessel

Regular price $ 895.00 $ 0.00

Mida Tafoya was born in 1931 and comes from a long line of Santa Clara potters. She is the granddaughter of Jose Geronimo and Sara Fina Gutierrez Tafoya. Her aunt is Margaret Tafoya and uncle is Camilo Tafoya. She is the daughter of Christaina Naranjo. She began to make pottery in 1945 and made carved blackware jars, bowls and wedding vases. She mentions in an interview in Dillingham's book, "Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery",  about how her mother taught her how to speak to the clay and shape it. She passed her knowledge down to her family. 

This Santa Clara vessel/vase/jar is approximately 9" diameter by 8" high . It has thick walls and a heavy base. The incisions for the design are deep and it's in good shape for its age.  Signed on the bottom


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