1997-08 Tall-Shouldered Pot with Sikyatki Butterfly Design

Hopi polychrome jar with a version of the old Sikyatki butterfly design, by Mark Tahbo. The pot is similar in design (but not shape) to another mark Tahbo pot, (1995-01) and is another version of the prehistoric design famously adopted by Mark’s great grandmother, Grace Chapella.

For a butterfly jar by Grace that is part of this collection, see 2010-22. For Mark’s understanding of the meaning of this design, see the catalog entry for the Grace pot.