Carmelita was born in 1925 and learned pottery making by watching her aunts Maria and Desideria Montoya. Carmelita's mother passed away when she was very young and Maria and Desideria raised her from then on. Carmelita was considered the last living protégé of Maria until her death in 2000.
Carmelita Dunlap was born in 1925, and when her mother passed away at a young age, Carmelita was raised by her aunts, Maria Martinez and Desideria Montoya. She learned pottery from her aunts and she was considered to be the top protege of Maria, of that generation. Carmelita passed away in 2000.
She skillfully painted motifs of nature's elements in balanced, rhythmic designs onto the polished surface using a yucca brush dipped in clay. She was known for her beautiful painting of large size pots in black-on-black, cream-on-red, and sunrise brown being the familys specialty.Carmelita was designated a National Treasure during the Nixon administration. She won Indian Market first place twenty times which is still to date unprecedented. San Ildefonso Pottery/Carmelita Dunlap information from this source. Will answer any and all questions.
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The item "RARE Polychrome Pottery Vase Bowl Carlos Carmelita Dunlap 1976 San Ildefonso" is in sale since Sunday, December 06, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "dazzlingdealers" and is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.This item can be shipped worldwide.