Leno, Juana – Wedding Vase with Acoma Parrots (1970s)

7"w x 9"h

$ 800.00

Juana Leno is one of the four revivalist matriarchs of contemporary Acoma pottery (including Marie Z. Chino, Lucy Lewis, and Jessie Garcia). She was a daughter of Lupita and Jose Vallo and learned to make pottery from her grandmother Eulilia Vallo. This is one of her few wedding vases we have had in the gallery.  It is coil-built and patined with bee-weed and clay slips.  The piece has large painted Acoma parrots on each side.  Above them is a rainbow band with rain and lightning designs.  It is a striking use of classic designs. The handle is braided and slipped red.  The wedding vase was traditionally fired and it is very thin-walled. It is signed on the bottom, “Leno”. It is in very good condition and a creative piece of pottery by this important Acoma Pueblo potter!