The Dr. Samuel R. Poliakoff Collection of Western Art

at the Abbeville County Library System, Abbeville, SC

Jim Abieta
Jim Abieta
Jim Abieta
Jim Abieta
Nathan Begay
Nathan Begay
Rena Billie
Rena Billie
Louise Goodman
Martha Gordon
Mary Kee
Charles Lee
Lucy Leuppe McKelvy
Cecelia Nelson
Ida Sahme
Jennie Thomas
Tony Tso
Faye Tso
Sue Williams
Lola Yazzie
Sally Yazzie
Taos Woman Baking Bread (#6)

Abeita's paintings possess a highly developed craftsmanship, painterly skills and deep admiration for Native peoples. He has included all details in this painting; it is as much a lesson in using the horno outdoor oven as a pleasure to look at. The horno oven, made either of stone or adobe bricks, is first heated with a fire. Once heated, the fire is removed from the inside of the oven and replaced with loaves of bread. A well-built oven will retain heat and cook at an even temperature.


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