(pna-0003) 1940s Santa Clara Pueblo Pot



1940s Santa Clara Pueblo Pot

  • 1940s Santa Clara Pueblo Pot
  • Beautiful Deeply Carved Blackware Pot With Sweeping Avanyu (The Plumed Serpent) Encircling And Filling About 4/5 Of The Pot.
  • This is a traditional olla shaped jar with a 3 3/4″ mouth.
  • This pot is attributed to the Chavarria or Tafoya families, though it is early and unsigned.
  • Perfect condition.
  • Pot is 5 1/2″ tall x 5 3/4″ wide.
  • This Puebloan Nation uses the black on black pottery style quite beautifully.
  • The decoration comes from the highly polishing the pottery, often with stones.
  • This is where the term “stone-polish” comes from.
  • Since the 1930s, potters have been experimenting with designs of matte black on polished black finish.
  • It is much like those first made at the San Ildefonso pueblo of New Mexico.
  • Native American Pueblo Pottery


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