Small black pottery with a twisted handle is an engagement basket from Santa Clara PUueblo by Celes and Evelyn Tafloya.
The mother and daughter worked together in the 1990s.
Traditionally hand built with native clay, deep carved Avanyu, then stone burnished and pit fired to black.
Standing 5 1/2" tall and 4 1/2" diameter, lovely form from every angle.
Collected in the 1990s, in perfect condition.
Buyer pays $15.00 for shipping and insurance.