Ignacita Suina Arquero (c1879-?)

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Ignacita Suina Arquero Southwest Indian Pottery Figurines Santa Clara Pueblo signature

Ignacita Suina is one of the early potters from Cochiti Pueblo. She was active from around c1900s to 1930s and is credited with making large storage jars and dough bowls.  According to Jonathan Batkin, a noted authority on pueblo pottery, she was "one of the best twentieth century potters of Cochiti."  -Schaaf 2002

The 1920 U. S. Census lists her and her husband, Santiago Arquero, as owning their own home and farm.  She had attended school, learning to read and write English.  There is no definite date listed when she retired from making pottery or passed away, but it is suspected that she did not make pottery much  after the 1930s.

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