Tafoya, Celes – Tall Wedding Vase with Cloud and Mountain Design (1970s)
Celes Tafoya was a daughter of Legoria Tafoya and a niece of Pablita Velarde and Jane Baca. She often worked in collaboration with her mother, Legoria Tafoya, until her death in 1984. Later, she also worked with her daughter Evelyn Tafoya. This is a wedding vase has a tall body and elongated spouts. The piece is carved with a mountain pattern with a cloud design over the top. The sides have a deeply carved rain design. The entire piece is fully polished. The jar was traditionally fired a glassy black. It is signed on the bottom, “Celes”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.