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This is a classic seedpot by Camilio Tafoya. It was made in in1979. The seedpot is coil-built and fully polished, even the bottom. There are five hummingbirds etched into the clay, along with flowers. The bottom has a flower petal design. Camilio first began making larger carved pottery like his sister, Margaret Tafoya. In the 1970s he began making pieces on his own when he was living with his daughter Grace Medicine Flower. All of the etching on his pieces was done before they were fired so that he was able to get the smooth tan coloration in the background. The piece is signed on the bottom “Camilio Sunflower Tafoya”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.