1993-03 Plain Redware Bowl – Incised Band

Hopi plain redware bowl with incised band by Priscilla Namingha Nampeyo. Although it is reminiscent of the incised redware pots made twenty years ago by Garnet Pavatia (using a can opener), Hopi incised pots are unusual. (Though when made, they are usually plainware.) Although thin, even and well made, this pot has a casual fun sense of design missing in the more orderly (and elegant) Pavatia pots.

For an impressed pot by Garnet Pavatea, see 2008-11; for a different style of impressed redware, see a pot by Bernice Addington, 2004-07.