Hopi wide-shoulder jar, bear-claw migration design, Rachel Sahmie (Nampeyo), (born 1956) daughter of Priscilla (see 1991-05 and 1993-03). I think Rachel (and her sisters) are doing some of the finest innovative and yet traditionally rooted work at Hopi.

For other pots by Rachel, see the Artist List. For a picture of Rachel, her sense of potting as “a member of the family,” and the picture of a Rachel pot in Rick’s collection, see Dillingham (1994:50-51).

Purchase History:
Purchased on 12/10/89 at Agape SW Pueblo Pottery, Albuquerque, NM.