Naranjo, Dominguita Sisneros – Bowl with Incised Mesa Designs
Dominguita Sisneros Naranjo is a daughter of noted Ohkay Owingeh potter Tomasita Montoya and a sister of Rosita de Herrera. This bowl is coil built and the top rim is pushed down in an undulating manner. The top and bottom are fully polished red. Interestingly, this is either an early piece of her pottery, or she found some of her mother’s old slip, as the red on this piece is the deep red from the earlier Ohkay Owingeh pottery. The body of the bowl is tan polished and incised with a mesa and cloud motif. The incised area is lightly slipped with a micaceous clay. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Dominguita Sisneros”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.