Pot with Feather Design by Crescencia Tafoya, Santa Clara Pueblo
Blackware Pot with Feather Design by Crescencia Tafoya, Santa Clara Pueblo blackware, pigment 3 5/6" high x 3 3/4" diameter
Cresencia Tafoya (1918-1999) was the matriarch of a family of potters including Harriet Tafoya, Annie Baca and Pauline Martinez. She was also a granddaughter of Pasquelita Tafoya, a daughter of Tomacita Tafoya and a niece of Celestina Naranjo.
Cresencia created a style of highly polished and tightly painted pottery which has been continued by her children. She was a participant at Santa Fe Indian Market from 1978 to 1989, earning numerous awards there. She was also a participant in the Eight Northern Pueblos Arts & Crafts Show.