Naranjo, Nicolasa – Large Bowl with Avanyu (1970s)
Nicolasa Naranjo was a daughter of potter Tomasita Tafoya Naranjo and a niece of Margaret Tafoya. She created a wide variety of pieces over the years of her pottery career, including polychrome pieces as well as black-on-black pottery. This is a classic large bowl that is fully polished and painted with an avanyu (water serpent) encircling the piece. The bowl is fired a deep black. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Nicolasa”.