IDA REDBIRD (1892–1971)
MARICOPA BLACK ON RED WEDDING VASE circa 1950
Google Ida Redbird and you'll find that she's hardly forgotten. There are schools named after her, and Arizona history sites claim "her artistic influence spread across the nation." It's certainly true that she was the best-known Maricopa potter of the 20th century, and that, along with her cousin Mary Juan and a few others, she influenced raising Maricopa pottery standards. This appears in three of our books: on page 107 of the Second Edition of Southwestern Pottery, Anasazi to Zuni, on page 151 of The Desert Southwest, Four Thousand Years of Life and Art, and on page 52 of Pottery of the Southwest.
7-3/4" wide x 5-1/2" deep x 8-1/2" high
Condition very good, no restoration