Trujillo, Gregorita – “Oke Oweenge” Incised Polychrome Jar (1960’s)
Gregorita Trujillo began making pottery in the 1940s. She was not part of the “original seven” but quickly followed in their style. This is a charming smaller jar. It is polished red on the rim and base. In the center, it is incised with a raincloud pattern. On both sides, she has painted “Oke Oweenge” which is the Tewa name for San Juan Pueblo. Today, the Pueblo has renamed itself to Ohkay Owingeh (same words, different spelling). It’s great to see her connection between the pueblo and the style. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Gregorita Trujillo”. The jar is in good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. Shipping is included.