Garcia, Sarah – Jar with Bird Wing and Rain Designs (1970s)
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, were largely responsible for the revival of Anasazi and Tularosa designs on contemporary Acoma vessels. Her daughter Goldie Hayah continues making pottery. This has a bird wing and rain pattern. The rain is a fine-line design. The bird wing pattern is one that is derived from ancient Tularosa pottery designs. It is a striking flow of pattern across the surface. 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 very good with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.