This unique handcrafted bowl was created using natural clay, vegetal and mineral paints, and traditional firing methods by Elizabeth and Marcellus Medina who are widely considered the most skilled potters working in Zia Pueblo today.
Showcasing their talent as master potters, this unique piece captures the motion of the hummingbird, butterfly and the traditional flower designs of the Zia Pueblo. Work in the traditional Zia style, the Medinas, apply slip to their natural clay vessels, buff the background, and then paint polychrome designs in red, brown and black. Highly detailed hummingbirds and butterfly are then painted throughout while traditional designs drawn from nature complete this truly unique one-of-a-kind piece. This expertly crafted bowl is a timeless work of fine art from Zia Pueblo's premier potters.
Bowl measures 7-1/8" long and wide, stands 7-1/4" tall. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
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At the Indian Pueblo Store we guarantee that your purchase is an original and authentic work handcrafted by Native American artists as defined by the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990. We ask our artists to complete an extensive certification process, providing a CIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood) card and other documentation of their Native American heritage. Our team of experts carefully inspects every product to guarantee it is handcrafted using traditional, sustainable processes and natural materials of only the highest quality. We record the place and date of each purchase and pride ourselves in paying a fair price that allows artists to make a living practicing their craft. At a time when many commercially-made products are being sold as handcrafted Native American art, our in-depth purchase process allows us to guarantee the authenticity of every unique piece of fine art we offer. For more than 35 years, we have made it a priority to visit artists in their studio or home to purchase their latest handcrafted pieces and learn about their work. We have developed lasting relationships with artists, as well as dealers and collectors, and we take pride in being a trusted destination for fine Native American art.