Large Storage Jar with Early Sgrafitto Design, attributed to Margaret and Alcario Tafoya, c. 1930’s


Thickly potted for home use, the slip loss and chips on this well used jar add to its warmth, charm and significant presence. Likely made by pottery matriarch Margaret Tafoya and according to Nancy Youngblood, likely carved by Margaret's husband Alcario who actively participated in firing and carving large jars. This jar is an important find!

Size 11 1/2″ tall by 14″ wide
Condition 2 rim chips and slip loss from pueblo home use
Provenance an Albuquerque collection