Pottery by Juan Tafoya of San Ildefonso Pueblo                                 Page 4 of 5

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One of Juan's black-on-black plates with a kokopelli design. The kokopelli is a humpbacked flute player whose Indian heritage dates back as early as 200 A.D. and is a bearer of good luck and health, as well as fertility.
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A closeup of one of Juan's pots showing the avanyu, or horned-water-serpent motif, an ancient design.
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Several of Juan's pots and plates in his private collection.
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One of Juan's black-on-black pots with a radiating feather design encircled by the avanyu, or horned-water-serpent, and a turquoise inlay in the center.
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Several of Juan's pots and plates in his private collection.
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One of Juan's reddish brown pots with the avanyu, or horned-water-serpent , showing the lightning tongue and the tail.
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One of Juan's two-tone pots with a cutout kiva step design.
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One of Juan's two-tone pots with a circular avanyu, or horned-water-serpent motif, an ancient design, and a turquoise inlay in the center.
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A display in the corner of Juan's studio with a ristra (string of dried chilies) hanging in the middle.
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A closeup of the display in the corner of Juan's studio with a ristra (string of dried chilies) hanging in the middle.
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A black-on-black pot with the feather design by Juan Tafoya 2001. It measures 3 3/4 inches high and 4 1/4 inches in diameter. This was the first pot we bought from Juan at the Native American Vendor Program at the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Oct. 13, 2001.
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Juan Tafoya's signature on the bottom of the black-on-black pot with the feather design. He engraves his signature so that it is permanent, unlike most others that use pencil. This was the first pot we bought from Juan at the Native American Vendors Program at the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Oct. 13, 2001.
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A black-on-black pot with the kiva steps and squash blossom design by Juan Tafoya 2001. It measures 2 1/8 inches high and 4 3/4 inches in diameter. This was one of the pots we watched him fire at his studio on the San Ildefonso Pueblo near Santa Fe, New Mexico on Oct. 15, 2001.
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A black-on-black pot with the kiva steps and squash blossom design by Juan Tafoya 2001. It measures 2 1/8 inches high and 4 3/4 inches in diameter. This was one of the pots we watched him fire at his studio on the San Ildefonso Pueblo near Santa Fe, New Mexico on Oct. 15, 2001.
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A view of the black-on-black pot with the kiva steps and squash blossom design by Juan Tafoya 2001, showing the one squash blossom that retains some reddish-brown color, giving it a unique look. It measures 2 1/8 inches high and 4 3/4 inches in diameter. This was one of the pots we watched him fire at his studio on the San Ildefonso Pueblo near Santa Fe, New Mexico on Oct. 15, 2001.
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A black-on-black pot with the kiva steps and squash blossom design by Juan Tafoya 2001. It measures 2 1/8 inches high and 4 3/4 inches in diameter. This was one of the pots we watched him fire at his studio on the San Ildefonso Pueblo near Santa Fe, New Mexico on Oct. 15, 2001.

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