Tafoya, Severa – Jar with Feather Designs (1960s)
Severa Tafoya was a sister of Van Gutierrez and her children included Angela Baca, Tonita Tafoya and, Lydia Tafoya. Other direct descendants include Paul Speckled Rock, Ray Tafoya, Tina Garcia, Greg Garcia, Robert Cleto Nichols, Jennifer Tafoya, and Jason Garcia. She was known for her polychrome and carved pottery along with her more traditional shapes and designs. This long neck jar is fully polished. It has a feather design around the neck and a reverse feather design around the shoulder. It is very highly polished and fired to a nearly silvery coloration. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Severa”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.