Snowflake Flower is from Cochiti Pueblo, about half way between Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Her name is the translation in English of her Keres name. She has made nativities for many years. This nativity is formed by hand out of traditional Cochiti clay, and has a slip with flecks of mica. There is one animals and one angel holding her songbook. One side of her music reads “Holy Night” and the other side reads “Peace on Earth”. Joseph is holding a cross. The painting on the figures is full of nice details like the fringe on Mary’s shawl. The background is painted like a starry night sky. Snowflake adds pottery feathers to her figures in memory of a deceased daughter. Snowflake is now eighty-six years old, and her work continues to rise in value. The wall is four inches tall (11 cm.).
COCHITI PUEBLO NATIVITY BY SNOWFLAKE FLOWER
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