Martinez, Maria – Bowl with 45 Feathers “Maria Popovi 1262”
This is an exceptional round bowl by Maria Martinez and her son, Popovi Da. Maria made and polished the bowl while it was painted by her son, Popovi Da (1923-1971). The bowl is highly polished and has a feather pattern painted around the shoulder. There are 45 symmetrically painted feathers encircling the piece. The bowl was fired a glassy gunmetal coloration with a very silvery appearance. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Maria Popovi 1262“. The signature indicates that it was made in December 1962. The bowl is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.