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Santo Domingo Olla c. 1910

Santo Domingo Olla c. 1910

Santo Domingo Olla c. 1910

Price: $3,500.00

This Santo Domingo Pueblo olla measures 11" x 12", native clay and paints, c. 1910, excellent condition, by the Aguilar sisters.

The Aguilar sisters were among the most prominent potters from Santo Domingo Pueblo in the early 20th century. They sold their traditional wares at the train station to the tourists going to or from Santa Fe. When sales slowed, Julius Seligman, the trader at Santo Domingo, suggested they experiment with alternative ways of decorating.

AsunciĆ³n seems to have preferred the style that uses black and red with white dividing lines, while Felipita apparently specialized in the style that has large black designs, bounded with white lines. This jar would be the later type.

Credit where credit is due, this information comes from Al Anthony at Adobe Gallery.