Garcia, Sarah – Bowl with Mountain and Rain Designs (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. This bowl has classic mountain designs with lightning and rain patterns. The rain is represented with the thin lines and the lightning with the jagged lines. The complex interlocking pattern is certainly part of the revival of the Chaco designs in the 1960s. 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.