Carmelita Dunlap Black on Black Geometric Jar


Item Number: DR 247
Pueblo: San Ildefonso Pueblo
Artist: Carmelita Dunlap
Medium: Clay and pigment
Age: 1984
Dimensions: 8 1/2″ x 9″



This is a beautifully balanced tapered jar creating a nice silhouette with elaborate geometric designs on a black on black finish.  All steps in pottery making (coiling, fashioning, sanding) were carried out with precision, because this all led to the way that the pot would look when completed.  After the designs were painted on the polished surface with slip, she fired her pottery in an outdoor open-air pit using wood and manure as fuel. Having won First Place in her division of pottery at Indian Market an unprecedented twenty times, Carmelita Dunlap  was designated a National Treasure during the Nixon administration. Work by this potter is something you will definitely want to add it to your collection, because her work is so hard to find.

Condition: Excellent- original condition
Provenance: Maintained in the same family gallery since purchased from the artist in 1984 at Santa Fe Indian Market.

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Weight 95 oz