Medicine Flower, Grace & Camillio Tafoya – Bowl with Flute Players (1970-1)
This a collaborative piece by Grace Medicine Flower and her father, Camilio Tafoya. It is from the early 1970s and it was fired red. The bowl was made by Camilio and polished by Grace. She would then etch the designs into the clay before it was fired. This piece has a series of flute players as the design. They are more like the Hohokam style figures rather than the typical “kokopelli” imagery seen later. The bowl is highly polished. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Grace Medicine Flower and Camilio Tafoya”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is from the collection of Richard Spivey (I left on his “code tag” of PSC-1).