Tafoya, Severa – Open Bowl with Handles (1950s)
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 bowl is fully polished on the inside and the outside. The handles are braided and they are also fully polished. The bowl was fired a deep back in coloration. The bowl is signed on the bottom n the clay, “Severa”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.