Dunlap, Carmelita – 10″ Tall Jar with Feather Designs (1980s)

7"w x 10"h

$ 1,500.00

This is a classic large jar by Carmelita Dunlap.  It is the famous “brown” coloration for which she and her son Carlos are famous. The jar is from the late 1980s and it is fully polished and painted.  The jar has a distinctive shape with a low shoulder and elongated neck.  The neck has a feather pattern patined down the sides. There are small dots near the lower section of each feather.  Below the feathers is a cloud design.  The jar is highly stone polished and fired a deep brown coloration.  The contrast of the polished and matte surfaces on the jar is striking, giving the imagery a more dramatic appearance.   Typical of her work, there is a lot of open space to let the polishing, shine, and simplicity of design each stand on their own. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Carmelita Dunlap”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.