Tafoya, Agapita – Jar with Carved Cloud and Feather Designs (1950’s)
Agapita Tafoya was the wife of noted potter Camilio Tafoya and the mother of Grace Medicine Flower and Joseph Lonewolf. Agapita created most of her pottery from the 1930’s to the early 1950’s. This jar is from the 1950’s and it is deeply carved and stone polished. The design is a cloud pattern extending down from the neck and a prayer feather pattern extending up from the base. The piece is fully polished and fired red. The recessed area has a cream colored slip which was used for contrast with the red clay slip. The jar is in good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Agapita Tafoya”.