She was raised by her aunts Maria Martine z and Desideria Montoya and learned her skills from them. She was declared a National Treasure by the Nixon administration and won first place at the Santa Fe Indian market 20 times. It's a truly unique collectors piece! As you travel around the pot the etched design tells a story of nature with musical notes, a bear, bird, fish, waves, feathers and a flower. It measures a whopping 14"tall and 16" wide!
There are no chips or cracks and it's signed on the bottom. There are a few small barely noticeable blemishes in the etched spots that, from what I've been told, are not unusual for this type of pottery. I've included pictures of them. It's a breathtaking olla that will be a joy to display in your home!
The item "Carmelita Dunlap Native American Pottery Olla, San Ildefonso" is in sale since Monday, December 05, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "flutemystic" and is located in Santa Rosa, California. This item can be shipped to United States.