Naranjo, Bernice – Clay Maiden with Polished Cloak and Etched Designs (1986) Ribbon

3.5"w x 9"h

$ 575.00

Bernice Suazo-Naranjo is known for her distinctive etched pottery.  She is married to Tito Naranjo and is a sister-in-law to Dolly Naranjo, Jody Folwell, and Michael Naranjo.  She is the mother of Dusty Naranjo and Caroline Elliot and the grandmother of Johnathan Naranjo. This is one of her creative figurative pieces.  It is from 1986 and the figure is made from native clay.  The cloak and dress are sculpted and fully polished.  The head is matte. The cloak has etched stars and a sash along with a very complex squash blossom necklace.  The hair is tightly etched and shadowed. The piece is signed near the base with her hallmark which represents her name in Tiwa, meaning “Stripe Rock”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It has a First Place ribbon from the 1986 Eight Northern Pueblos Show.