Youngblood, Nathan – Black Jar with Walking Bear Paw Design

4.75"w x 5.5"h

$ 4,200.00

This is a deeply carved and highly polished black jar bowl by Nathan Youngblood.  He is well known for his carved pottery and use of both traditional Santa Clara and other designs. This jar is an elegant shape with a round shoulder and slightly turned out rim.  The design has a walking bear paw pattern on one side and cloud motifs on the remainder.  The “walking bear paw” pattern is one which Nathan’s grandmother, Margaret Tafoya also used on her pottery.  This bowl will also have a bit of upcoming fame.  It is one which Nathan was polishing for a show on him for “Colores” on PBS!  Definitely, some great provenance to have a piece which has been part of a TV program. The PBS show documents Nathan’s life and pottery and will air on March 2, 2019.  The bowl was traditionally fired black.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay with his name and deer tracks, which represent his name in Tewa.

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