Mary Tafoya Mary Tafoya, born Mary Coriz, is one of 11 children. She learned her jewelry making techniques from her father with influence from her mother. She works from sketches and soon she creates her collector's pieces. Her unique approach in jewelry design is similar to a painter's technique. Mary draws from nature and the earth and she's wonderful at capturing color, motion and form. She's an extraordinary artist.
This beautiful piece was made by noted Santo Domingo (Kewa) artist Mary Tafoya.
This unique pendant has a great shape with inlays including blue turquoise and bright white shell.
The backing is dark green serpentine
The attached 16" heishi necklace has various blue turquoise.
There's a small dip right at the bottom of the pendant, it's a hand made piece but I took s0me money off for that.
It's signed MLT with an engraved butterfly
The pendant is 2 3/8 " tall by 1 1/4" at it's widest point.
Total weight: about 28 grams on my scale.
I placed a quarter there for scale.
I'm so pleased to have met this artist! Picture below. She's a wonderful woman and her art is distinctive, unusual and creative! This Fabulous, colorful pendant/pin was made by noted Santo Domingo Artist Mary L. Tafoya.
Sure to make a Fine addition to any collection, or a great gift! Please note: Pictures are enlarged to show detail, remember everything looks bigger on line :)
Please note: Pictures are enlarged to show detail, remember everything looks bigger on line :)