North American Auction Company
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Legends of the West: Western & Native American Sale

Sat, Sep 23, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 236

Mida Tafoya (b. 1931) Santa Clara Pueblo Pottery

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

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This is an original black on black pottery wedding vase by famed Santa Clara Pueblo artist, Mida Tafoya. Santa Clara Pueblo artist Mida Tafoya, born in 1931, began making pottery in 1945. Like many other pueblo potters, she was taught by her family members in the ancient art. Mida Tafoya is a member of the famous Tafoya family of Santa Clara Pueblo. Her mother was Christina Naranjo, and her gradmother was Sara Fina Tafoya. She is the niece of Margaret Tafoya. The bottom is hand signed, "Mida Tafoya Santa Clara Pueblo". The piece shows a classic two spouted wedding vase in the highly collectible black on black pottery with incised, in-cut designs. The piece is well preserved showing nice condition. Measures overall 8 3/8"H by 7"W by 5". Total weight of 2lbs. 6oz.

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