1994-05 Jar with Mixed Design

Jar made ca. 1950. Cecelia (a Pima Indian, born 1906) was the wife of Wesley Lesso, “Old Lady” Nampeyo’s only adult son. Pictures of Cecelia and Wesley are in Barsook (1974) (with a picture of a Cecelia pot).

For another pot by Cecelia, see 2003-02. Both Cecelia and Wesley are now deceased and their daughter (Lynette) lives with her husband in Tuba City and rarely makes pottery, according to Bruce McGee. For a picture of Wesley circa 1930 see Dillingham (1994:43). For a picture of Lynette, a couple of her pots and her comments about the 20 years since the Seven Families exhibit, see Dillingham (1994:39).