Alice Lee Marriott (Author)
Maria: The Potter of San Idlefonso
Editura: UNIV OF OKLAHOMA PR
Anul aparitiei: 1948
Volume 27 in the Civilization of the American Indian Series Maria: The Potter of San Ildefonso is the story of Maria Martinez and her husband, Julian, who revived the ancient Pueblo craft of pottery-making and stimulated interest in Southwestern Pueblo pottery among both white people and Indians. Maria Montoya Martinez, or Marie, as she sometimes signs her pottery, is a woman who has become in her own lifetime a legend. She lives in the pueblo of San Ildefonso, near Santa Fe, New Mexico, and although her life has been, as closely as she could make it, the normal life of a woman of her culture, her unusual qualities have set her apart and gained her fame throughout the world. Through her mastery of pottery-making, Maria brought economic gain to her family and her village. However, distressing problems accompanied success and fame. Liquor ultimately wrecked Julian. There was dissension within the pueblo. And there was the succession of admiring white people who invaded her home and interrupted her work. Not least, in Maria view, was the departure of her own children from many Pueblo customs. Inextricably woven into the story of Maria is the story of the pottery of the Southwestern ...