Dunlap, Carlos – Bowl with Feather Design (1975)
Carlos Dunlap was a son of Carmelita Dunlap and a grandson of Juanita Montoya Vigil, the youngest sister of Maria Martinez. He was a brother to Jeannie Dunlap, Cynthia Dunlap, Linda Dunlap, and Martha Appleaf Fender. This bowl is a more traditional piece from Carlos Dunlap. It is fully polished and painted with 25 feathers as the design. Note the feathers are painted in the early style with the rectangular “vent” of the feather in the center, not off to one side. It is an early piece of his pottery made when he was only 17! It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Carlos Sunrise Dunlap”.