Tafoya, Lee & Betty – Jar with Carved Avanyu (1977)

4"w x 4"h

$ 350.00

This jar is a classic carved jar by Lee Tafoya and his wife, Betty Tafoya.  Lee was the only son of Margaret Tafoya to make pottery.  The jar was made and carved by Lee and then polished by Betty.  The head of the avanyu has a very square shape, which was very typical of his work.  The jar is fully carved and highly polished.  On this piece, the eye and mouth of the avanyu are painted black-on-black.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Betty & Lee Tafoya”.  It is dated from 1977.  The jar is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.