Tafoya, Harriet – Bowl with Avanyu and Clouds

3"w x 2.5"h

$ 175.00

Harriet Tafoya is a sister of noted potter Annie Baca and was married to Elmer Red Starr.  She is known for her highly polished traditional black-on-black pottery.  This bowl is round in form and very highly polished.  It is painted with a water serpent (avanyu) encircling the piece.  The avanyu is tightly painted with small clouds above and below. There are also clouds around the rim of the bowl.  It is fired a deep black coloration. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Harriet”.