Shirley (Berda) Tafoya (1947-2010) Cactus Blossom

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Shirley Tafoya, Santa Clara Pueblo, Also known as Berda Tafoya. Shirley was the youngest daughter of Margaret Tafoya and Alcario Tafoya; granddaughter of Geronimo and Sara Fina Tafoya. She had won numerous awards for her carved backware bowls and jars, and her polished blackware wedding vases.

Reference: Pueblo Indian Pottery: 750 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf.

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