At left is a sgraffito work bowl with feather and cloud motifs by Ed and Dina Yepa of Jemez. 6.75 acrss and 5 inches high. $180 The bird, which is lidded, is by the Garcia family of Kewa Pueblo. 7.75 inches long and 4.75 inches long. $160. Last are two views of an unusual work by Ed and Dina. 4.5 inches across and 2.5 inches high. $100. (ALL IN TUCSON)
Two views of a polychrome bowl with cloud and rainbird motifs by Candelaria Gachupin (1908-1997) of Zia. It measures 4.75 inches hig and 4.5 inches across. SOLD
Candelaria was a granddaughter of noted potter Rosalea Toribio. She taught both her daughter Dora Tse-Pe and son-in-law Ralph Aragon to make pottery.
A seed jar with a sun motif by Mary H Loretto. 3 1/8 by 1.25 inches. $60. Carol Grace Loretto made the next small bowl, 3.5 by 3 inches. $60. Two views of a clouds bowl by Ed and Dena Yepa. 6 by 2 3/8 inches. $130. (TUCSON)
Sgrafitto-carved Jemez redware by Emma and Marcella Yepa. (TUCSON)
Wedding vases by them can be found in our Wedding Vase Gallery.
A large (8.25 inches high and 9 inches across) olla by the Angea family. $300 (TUCSON)
A village scene by 8.5 inches high and 5 by 5 inches. By Cindy Fragua of Jemez Pueblo. $450. (TUCSON)
A Friendship bowl by Rupert Angea. 5 by 4.5 inches and $100. He also made the beautifully designed shallow dish at right which is 8 inches across. $100. Kimo DeCora of Isleta (also Hochunk/Winnebago) made these 7 dishes, inspired by ancient Mimbres pottery designs. Each is 3 inches across and $100. These are all in Tucson but we have more in Santa Fe as well.
Called a Nawoj Hah’ah, the Friendship bowl represents a social round dance in which Indian and non-Indian alike are invited to participate. It has come to symbolize the strength that comes from unity of purpose in a community. First made by Rupert Angea, in the late 1970’s, they are now made by both the Angea Family and the Manuel Family of Hickiwan Village. They are the only ones who make this type of O’odham pottery. The clay is dug from a deposit near White Horse Pass. The red paint is hematite and the black is from the sap of the mesquite tree, which is also a traditional food source (the seed pods, not the seeds) and provides the wood that is used to fire the pot after it has been painted.