2007-05 Jar with Fine-Line Migration Pattern

Object ID:
2007-05

Artist:
Bonnie Chapella Nampeyo

Culture:
Hopi-Tewa

Dimensions:
3.06" h X 4.0" w

The design on this pot is so well formed that the residual red pattern that frames the fine line area forms perfect six-pointed stars. Because the signature is simply printed and does not mention “Chapella,” I suspect this pot was probably made in the 1980s—well before the other pot from Bonnie in the collection (see 2005-13). After her husband’s death, Bonnie moved to Winslow from Hopi and is now known for her quilt making. While she no longer makes much pottery, 2007-05 attests to her substantial talent as a potter.

Purchase History:
Purchased on 3/25/07 on eBay from Robert Ray of Detroit, MI. I have no provenance.