This young girl, also known as Sunflower and Povi-Tamu is from the San Ildefonso pueblo in Northern New Mexico. She was one of Curtis’ favorite subjects and appears in an unprecedented four different photographs in Curtis’ magnum opus The North American Indian. Pueblo woman were very adept at balancing objects on their heads, and a vessel, such as this pot, usually rested on a fiber ring that served to both steady the pot and to protect the scalp. The design on the pot pictured here recalls the importance of the serpent cult in Tewa life. This image was not originally offered as a goldtone and was available only as a photogravure and a handful of examples in platinum. Because of its compelling beauty and added warmth and richness as a goldtone, Curtis Centennial Edition chose to create this image in the Goldtone process.
- Produced using Curtis’ original glass plate negative
- Beautiful, historic imagery
- Luminosity and three-dimensionality that is unequaled by any other photographic medium
- Edward Curtis’ favorite printing process
- Limited edition with a certificate of authenticity
- Two sizes available in two frame choices
- Framed and ready to hang