This beautiful black ware bowl has deep, clean incised geometric designs which stand out against the matte color of unpolished pottery. Her carving was always deep and crisp and the designs seems to flow gracefully around the surface. Teresita Naranjo holds a place of historic significance in Santa Clara pottery, as she is considered the first to carve outside the linear band designs for her imagery.
Teresita Tafoya Naranjo, or Apple Blossom, has been acknowledged as one of the finest 20th century potters at Santa Clara Pueblo. Her unexpected death in 1999 was a loss to all pottery collectors. She was active from 1935 to 1999 and was known for her black and redware carved works in the Santa Clara style.
Condition: Excellent- original condition
Provenance: Acquired from a private collector in Arizona.