Herrera, Rosita de – Incised Potsuwi’i Bowl with Mountain and Rain Designs (1980s)

5"w x 4"h

$ 200.00

Rosita de Herrera is a daughter of noted Ohkay Owingeh potter Tomasita Montoya and a sister of Dominguita Sisneros.  This bowl has a square opening, and it is coil-built. The top rim and the base are fully polished red. The center is incised with triangular mountains that are slipped with white clay.  Above them are rain designs.  It is tightly incised, and the additional white clay coloration is visually striking.  The remainder has micaceous clay in the designs to give the piece an additional sparkle.  The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Rosita de Herrera”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.