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Barbara Gonzales Tahn Moo Whe San Ildefonso Pueblo Avanyu Pottery Jar W/Feathers

Barbara Gonzales

Barbara Gonzales Tahn Moo Whe San Ildefonso Pueblo Avanyu Pottery Jar W/Feathers

We are offering a wonderful polished blackware pottery jar 1980 by Barbara Gonzales, Tahn Moo Whe (born 1947), a very talented potter from San Ildefonso Pueblo.  Her mother was Anita Martinez, also a potter, as were her grandparents, Adam and Santana Martinez.  Her great-grandmother was the legendary Maria Martinez.  This exceptional example has depictions of two avanyu with turquoise, both with inlaid turquoise eyes as well as coral inlay and a traditional "Eagle Feather" pattern around the jar. Signed on the bottom "Tahn Moo Whe 1980".  Barbara not only took traditions from her family, she personalized her work with "slipped-designed polychrome", as she describes it.  This process was achieved by utilizing inlaid turquoise and coral on etched black and sienna wares, most notably her spider designs which she created in 1973.  In excellent overall condition. Measures 4 1/2" by 5 1/2". No chips, cracks or repairs.  Crisp & clean! N961

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