Isabel Medina Toribio (c.1882-1940) Aitiyé

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Picture of Isabel Medina Toribio - Zia Pueblo - Photo Source:  by Edward S. Curtis, 1925

Isabel Medina Toribio, Aitiyé, Zia Pueblo, active 1920s-1930s: pottery. Designs of interlocking spirals around the base of the neck is a design that appears frequently on pottery by Isabel Medina Toribio. Isabel was the daughter of Jesus (or Juan de Dios) Medina and Isadora Lobato Median. She married Alejandro Toribio, eldest son of Rosalia Medina Toribio, about 1904. They had one child: Maria (or Marina) Gothlota. Isabel Median Toribio may have learned potting from her mother-in-law, Rosalia Medina Toribio, or from her mother, Isidora Lobato Medina.

Photo Source:  by Edward S. Curtis, 1925

Reference: The Pottery of Zia Pueblo by Francis H. Harlow and Dwight P. Lanmon.

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