Pottery is decorated with 3 bands of varying designs in Earlene's characteristic style: - An elaborate stylized water serpent "Avanyu" wrapped around. The shoulder - A repeating geometric design is at the mid-section - The bottom band contains contemporary pueblo geometric designs. Signed "Earlene Youngbird-Tafoya Santa Clara Pueblo" as shown in photo.
Gregory Schaaf, Earlene Young Bird Tafoya is one of the finest potters in the style of polychrome redware. Her design work is exceptional. She often balances three design bands, such as an Avanyu, feathers in a row, and then a third of her own creation.She is one of the best pottery painters. Her pots are especially well made. 3 3/4" H x 4 1/2" W.
Provenance: private collector, used to live (and collect) in NM, non-smoking home. The item "Santa Clara Pueblo Pottery by Earlene Youngbird Tafoya Native American" is in sale since Tuesday, August 6, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "csapp" and is located in Kirkland, Washington. 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, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, 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, 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, Uruguay, Russian federation.