Chavarria, Harvey & Debra Trujillo – Sun Face Seedpot with Turquoise (1980’s)
This is an intricate seedpot by Debra Trujillo (Duwyenie) and Harvey Chavarria. The seedpot is fully polished and etched in a medallion which encompasses about a third of the piece. The center of the medallion is a Sun Face design. Surrounding it is a feather pattern and a water serpent (avanyu). At the edge of the design is a mountain pattern. Debra would etch the designs into the clay before they were fired. The lighter red areas are where the polished surface has been etched away but not as deep as the tan areas. There is a single inset piece of turquoise as part of the sunface design. The piece is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed, “Debra + Harvey”.