Histia, Eva – Canteen 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 canteen is a classic Acoma style with a round body, handles, and a short spout. The handles on the side are twisted. There are large Acoma birds. On the side are large rain clouds. The canteen is painted with bee-weed and a traditional orange clay slip. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “E. Histia”. The canteen is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.