Garcia, Sarah – Bowl with Eight Interlocking Stars (1960s)
Sarah Garcia (1928-2015) was born at Laguna Pueblo to Maria Trujillo. However, she spent her adult life at Acoma Pueblo. She, along with Jessie Garcia, Lucy M. Lewis, and Marie Z. Chino, was largely responsible for the revival of Anasazi and Tularosa designs on contemporary Acoma vessels. Her daughter Goldie Hayah continues making pottery. This bowl is thin-walled and tightly painted. There is a band of eight interlocking stars. There are eight-sided stars that interlock with four-sided stars. The bowl was traditionally fired outside so there are some color variations on the surface. It is signed on the bottom, “Sarah Garcia”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It was originally purchased in the late 1960s.