Born August 13~ Margaret Tafoya

Maria Margarita “Margaret” Tafoya (August 13, 1904-February 25, 2001) was the matriarch of Santa Clara Pueblo potters. Santa Clara Pueblo is famous for producing hand-crafted pottery, specifically blackware and redware with deep engravings.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Tafoya

Olla (Water Jar) by Margaret Tafoya
c.1940-1970 / Clay / 5″x5″ / Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

Margaret Tafoya on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/margaret-tafoya/

Further reading:
https://nmwa.org/art/artists/margaret-tafoya/
https://www.arts.gov/honors/heritage/margaret-tafoya
https://americanindian.si.edu/static/exhibitions/infinityofnations/southwest/243736.html

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