Medicine Flower, Grace & Camillio Tafoya – Red & Black Jar with Yei Figures (1970s)

5"w x 3.5"h

$ 775.00

This an unusual collaborative piece by Grace Medicine Flower and her father, Camilio Tafoya.  It is from the early 1970’s and it was fired “black-and-red”.  It is a distinctive firing technique where areas the piece (here, the top half) is covered before the manure is put on to turn it black.  The jar was made by Camilio and polished by Grace. She would then etch the designs into the clay before it was fired.  The jar has an undulating rim.  There are three sections with Yei figures. Below one of the Yei figures is a corn plant.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Grace and Camilio Tafoya”.   It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.