Tafoya, Agapita Silva – Native American Potter – Pueblo

A Santa Clara blackware pottery jar by Agapita Tafoya

p4A ItemID D9892007

Agapita Silva Tafoya (1904-1959)

Agapita Silva Tafoya (1904-1959) was the sister-in-law of Margaret Tafoya and wife of Camilio Tafoya. Although not prolific, she was mother to a family of potters, including Grace Medicine Flower. Her work was shown in the 1974 Seven Families in Pueblo Pottery exhibit at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico.

Information courtesy of Cowan’s Auctions Inc., March 2007


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