Medina, Sofia – Jar with Zia Birds and Rainclouds (1970’s)
Sofia Medina was known for the traditional style of Zia pottery. Each piece was coil built, painted with native clays, and native fired. This jar has a high shoulder and a short neck. There are three Zia birds on the jar. They are each painted black. Above them are tan polished clouds. To the side are additional red polished clouds. There is a rain design extending down from the rim. The base of the jar is polished red. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It is signed on the side, “Sofia Medina”.