Gonzales, Barbara – Black and Sienna Canteen with Feather Design (1985)
Barbara Gonzales is a great-great-granddaughter of Maria Martinez. She is known for her innovative pottery which combines etched designs along with inset stones. This canteen is fully polished and fired black. The front has a feather design etched into the clay. It is two-toned black and sienna. In the center is a single inset piece of turquoise. The strap is made from leather. It is signed in the clay, “Than-Moo-Whe”, which is Barbara’s name in Tewa. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. There is an area of missing slip on the back where there was probably a price tag removed at some point in time.