Aragon, Wanda – “Winter Hunt” Large Seedpot
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 style Acoma pottery. This is a larger piece of her pottery. It is entitled, “Winter Hunt”. It is coil built then slipped with white clay and then painted with bee-weed (black) and clay slips. The gray coloration is one of her signature colors. The seedpot has four sections of design. There is a Mimbres style of hunger painted in the first medallion. The second has a mountain lion and an antelope. The third is a bighorn sheep and a bear. The last is a deer and a rabbit. The area separating the medallions is painted with a checkerboard snow design. Check out the incredible detail in the fine-line painting along with the various colors! It is an exceptional piece. The seedpot is signed on the bottom in the clay. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.