Garcia, Sarah – Plate with Bird Wings (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 plate is thin-walled and painted with bee-weed (a plant). The design has two sets of bird wing designs. One pair is painted black, while the opposite ones are fine-line. The plate 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.