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