2009-09 Bowl with Incurved Rim – Stylized Kachina Interior Design

Hopi-Tewa bowl with incurved rim and polychromatic design of a stylized kachina, circa 1941.

Like a number of the pots in the collection depicting birds (2006-12 and category list), butterflies (2008-08 and category list), or kachinas (1997-09 and category list), the drawing of the kachina on 2009-09 is part of a folk art tradition. In contrast to many of these other folk images, the design of this kachina is largely symmetric and thus somewhat static, though the asymmetric headdress gives the image a bit of energy.