Naranjo, Madeline – Jar with Skunks and Skunk Lid

3.5"w x 6.25"h (w/ lid)

$ 600.00

This is a charming lidded jar by Madeline Naranjo.  She is known for her creative carved pottery.  Did you know that every piece is a pinch pot? Unlike most other Pueblo potters, she does not coil build her pottery, but each piece starts out as a ball of clay and she “pinches” it into its form.  This jar is carved with a skunk on each side.  The skunks are facing a prayer feather and above them are cloud designs.  The lid of the jar has a sculptural skunk and the stripes on its back are matte.  The piece is deeply carved and very highly polished.  There is a striking contrast between the polished and matte surfaces.  Madeline’s designs are always innovative and beautifully executed.  The bowl is signed on the bottom, ‘Madeline E. Naranjo”.