Mata Ortiz Handbuilt and Handpainted Pot with Dragonflies
Mata Ortiz Handbuilt and Handpainted Pot with Dragonflies by Javier Murrietta
This piece was handbuilt and handpainted by Mata Ortiz resident Javier Murrietta. This beautiful pot is covered with etched dragonflies on a deep brick red painted and etched surface. The dragonfly appears in summer and is an indication that water is near. They are a celebration of the summer rains that are prayed for in the arid southwestern desert. Pottery ring included.
5 in. tall x 4.25 in. dia.