Tafoya, Madeline – Engagement Basket with Avanyu (1980)

4.5"w x 7"h

$ 400.00

Madeline Tafoya (1912-2002) was known for her carved and polished pottery.  This is one of her classic pieces in both form and design.  The bowl was made in 1980.  She was well-known for making the “engagement basket” style of pottery.  It is a bowl with a twisted handle.  On this piece, the bowl is deeply carved with an avanyu as the design. The handles are fully polished.  It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Madeline T.”