Naranjo, Dominguita Sisneros – Jar with Carved Cloud and Rain Designs (1970s)
Dominguita Sisneros Naranjo is a daughter of noted Ohkay Owingeh potter Tomasita Montoya and a sister of Rosita de Herrera. This jar is coil built and polished red on the neck and the base. The central band is deeply carved with rain and cloud designs. It is slipped white and black on the matte tan surface. It is one of the few times I’ve seen Dominguita use this color combination, which is visually striking and enhances the design. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Dominguita Sisneros”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.