Aragon, Wanda – Mini Canteen with Bird Head Handles (1987)
Wanda Aragon (b. 1948) is a daughter of noted potter Frances Torivio. She is also known by her name in Acoma, Dzinats’ituwits’a. She is known for her traditional Acoma pottery that is coil built, painted with bee-weed and clay slips for coloration. This is a thin-walled canteen. The handles are in the shape of birds heads. The front is painted with four scenes with hunters and deer. The back has rain and rainbird designs. It is signed on the bottom, “W. Aragon”. it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.