Naranjo, Celestina – Jar with Avanyu (1950s)
Celestina Tafoya Naranjo was a daughter of Pasqualita Tafoya and a niece of Sarafina Tafoya. She began making pottery in the 1930s and continued through the 1980s. This small jar was originally purchased in the 1950s. It has a round body and a short neck. The jar is painted with a large avanyu that encircles the piece. It is bold painting with designs on the body of the avanyu. It is fired a deep black coloration. The piece is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It is signed on the bottom, “Celestina”.