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In Memory of Crisita Romero

In Memory of Crisita Romero

This piece is close to my heart, titled: "In Memory of Crisita Romero of Taos" , a longtime family friend. I reproduced her turquoise door faithfully. Handmade of hand dug clay, pitfired, wood door, cedar ladder, little horno for the engine, 12" length


It is titled, “In Memory of Crisita Romero” , short version: My Grandfather and my great Uncle General Scott Tonemah (Grandson of Stumbling Bear) would visit Taos and made a lifelong family friend, Crisita Romero. They made friends because Scott being Kiowa could speak Crisita’s language (Tiwa). She lived at Taos and became close to our family. We would visit her every year and we always remember her specific door, which I reproduced faithfully.  She would always be selling us things each time we came whether pottery or art or weaving or food, cookies, breads. Reminds me of the lil jawas with a moving pueblo taking their wares from door to door.


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