Trail of Painted Ponies
LARGE TEWA FIGURE
Approximately 8" by 10"
Artist: Tom Tapia (Tesuque)
"Tewa Pony," by Pueblo artist Tom Tapia, celebrates the geometric and animal designs that have adorned Cochiti pottery for centuries.
Known for his pottery, painting, and day job as a tribal policeman, this Tewa native has adorned his pony with traditional designs. The sash represents good faith and fortune, the blanket honors the horse as a bold and strong being, the eagle represents good luck, and the handprint stands for the loving touch of all creation.