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Rafaelita Aguilar Black on Black Wedding Vase


Item Number: DR 2015
Pueblo: Santo Domingo Kewa Pueblo
Artist: Rafaelita Aguilar
Medium: Clay and pigment
Age: Circa 1970s
Deminsions: 14″ X 10″ X 7″



This is a beautiful large black-on-black wedding vase and is very symmetrical with a beautiful design and excellent polish. The black color is actually a bit toward chocolate brown. The bowl features a high gloss stone polish and has been traditionally fired in a pit with manure using natural pigments. The design is the traditional geometric figures frequently used by Santo Domingo potters.

This is a traditionally made wedding vase. The clay is gathered from within the Santo Domingo Pueblo. Then, the clay is soaked, cleaned, mixed, hand coiled, shaped, sanded, painted, and fired outdoors, with straw, bark, and manure. It is interesting to note that Rafaelita Aguilar signs her pots with her name and her post office box on the bottom of the bowl.

Condition: Fine- original condition
Provenance: Acquired from a gentleman in Arizona.

Additional information

Weight 150 oz