Aicf 20th Anniversary - Martinez Blanket
Legendary Southwest ceramic artist Maria Martinez (1887-1980) is renowned for her black-on-black pottery, re-creating an ancient art form until then seen only in museums. In the Tewa pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico, she was known for making the thinnest pots in the fastest amount of time. She shared her traditional techniques and skills with her family, her Pueblo and the world, in keeping with her belief that an individual could not succeed without supporting the group. Maria Martinez won many awards and helped create both demand and respect for beautiful, well-made pottery. In doing so, she enabled others to make a living at the pueblo. At the time of her birth, just thirty families lived within the pueblo of San Ildefonso. Today, artists and galleries in the area thrive as a testament to the legacy of Maria Martinez. Unnapped. 82% pure virgin wool/18% cotton. Dry clean. Made in the USA. 64" x 80". Created exclusively for the American Indian College Fund. Your purchase helps fund scholarships and other needs.
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