Martinez, Maria – Jar with Feather Design (Maria + Santana, 1954-6)
This is a classic jar by Maria Martinez. It was made by Maria Martinez and painted by her daughter-in-law Santana Martinez (the wife of Adam Martinez, Maria’s son). It is very highly polished and has a glassy surface. The design is a feather pattern which encircles the shoulder of the jar. The shape of the bowl has a wide shoulder and a sloping neck. The feather are painted very tightly from the rim to the neck. The bottom of the jar is indented and signed in the clay. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.