Garcia, Gloria “Golden Rod” – “Matachines” Dancers Bowl
This is a very complex bowl by Gloria Garcia. The bowl is fully polished and fired black. It is etched in a band around the shoulder of the piece. The design represents the “Matachines” dance. There are 12 figures etched into the bowl. The Matachines is a dance still performed at many of the Pueblos and it is about good v. evil. Interestingly, it is still performed throughout the Americas. This bowl has two inset pieces of turquoise. The delicate and intricate designs and high polish are striking on this piece. This piece is signed on the bottom with her Tewa name “GoldenRod”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.