Hista, Eva – Large Wedding Vase with Acoma Birds (1970s)
Eva Histia was the daughter of Helice Vallo and mother of Hilda Antonio, Rose Torivio, and Ida Ortiz. She began making pottery around 1922 and continued through about 1990. She was known for her use of classic shapes and designs. This large wedding vase is a classic Acoma style with a high shoulder, short spouts, and twisted handle. The top of the vase has two large Acoma birds. On the side are large rain and cloud geometrics. The jar is painted with bee-weed and a traditional orange clay slip. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “E. Hista”. The jar is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.