Pino, Dominguita Herrera – Large Jar with Zia Birds and Rainbows
Dominguita Pino was known for her traditional style of Zia pottery. Each piece was coil built, painted with native clays, and native fired. This is one of the larger and more complicated pieces of her pottery we have had in the gallery. It is a classic shape with a high shoulder and short neck. The jar is fully painted with Zia birds and rainbows. The birds are slipped with red clay and stone polished. There are two larger birds and they are under the rainbows There are two smaller birds and they are above the rainbow band. It is a striking design that perfectly matches the form! The base of the jar is polished red. The jar is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It is signed on the side, “Dominguita H. Pino”.