Alma Chapella Tahbo, Grace ChapellaCulture:
Bear Clan, Tewa, Tewa VillageDimensions:
1.500" h x 5.750" w
Hopi dish with double bird design, signed by Grace Chapella.
According to Rick Dillingham, the dish was made about 1975 and was painted by Grace’s daughter Alma (see 1989-07). Grace had a stroke in 1974 and her eyesight had dimmed by 1975. Although she was still making “potteries”– Grace had stopped painting her pots after the stroke. For an earlier (unsigned) pot apparently made by Grace about 1940, see 1991-10. For a butterfly jar by Grace that is part of this collection, see 2010-22. A discussion of her extraordinary life (1874-1980), is part of the catalog entry for 1991-10.Purchase History:
Purchased on 5/14/93 from Rita Neal, of the Old Territorial shop in Scottsdale, AZ. Ms. Neal purchased it from Rick Dillingham.