Belen Tapia (1914-1999)
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Belen Tapia, Santa Clara Pueblo, was Sara Fina Tafoya’s niece and Margaret Tafoya’s first cousin. She had a long and productive life as a potter and achieved fame for her work. Mostly, she is recognized for her use of several color pigments in designs on her pottery, but she also produced traditional carved pottery of the style familiar to collectors.
Reference and photo of Belen Tapia: Pueblo Indian Pottery: 750 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf.
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