Carved Serpent (Avanyu) Jar with Small Neck 7.5"H x 6"Diameter by Clarissa Tafoya - Santa Clara Pueblo

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Clarissa Tafoya learned to make pottery from her mother Rose Tafoya and her grandmother, Lucaria Tafoya.  She is married to Timothy Roller, a son of Toni Roller.  This jar is carved encircling the shoulder of piece.  Below the avanyu (serpent) there are wind designs. The jar is deeply carved and fired a rich black.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay.