The background of the red-slipped design was over-painted with earth-colored clay and the red slip was stone polished to a fine sheen. This pot is a very deep red color, attesting to its early period pottery. It has some rubbings over the pot, but its bold red color remains over these many years. It shows a few abrasions, but it is not cracked or chipped. Oh, if it could only tell its tales!
Other than the tell-tale rubbings as shown in the photos, there are no cracks, breaks or repairs. Agapita created most of her pottery from the 1930's to the early 1950's. She worked in all styles including polychrome, black-on-black and carved pottery. It is typically her later carved pottery for which she achieved the most recognition.
However, her early polychrome work is spectacular. Please examine the photos closely.They are an important part of the description. We make every effort to describe items accurately, including their condition. We do our best to have satisfied customers by giving excellent service. Buyers Responsibility for Reporting Damaged Items. The item "Agapita Tafoya (1904-1959) petite carved redware Native American Santa Clara pot" is in sale since Wednesday, June 17, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "dcurry" and is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.