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Bernice 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 jar has a round shoulder and an elongated neck. The top of the jar is rag polished to a satin finish. Around the shoulder it is incised with bear paws, a lizard, and pottery shard designs. Some are matte, some are polished. The bottom of the jar is stone polished to a high shine. The piece is signed below the incised designs with her hallmark which represents her name in Tiwa, meaning “Stripe Rock”.