2010-04 Wedding Vase with Avian Designs and Corn

2010-04 Wedding Vase with Avian Designs and Corn

This vase has avian designs on each side and corn motifs on the ends. These designs are not identical and there is an imaginative spontaneity of design. The corn reflects Nellie’s membership in the Corn Clan. The polychromatic painting on this pot is as fine as I have...
1998-03 Wedding Vase

1998-03 Wedding Vase

Hopi-Tewa wedding vase is signed “Dextra M. Quotskuyva Nampeyo.” According to Marti Struever (2001:120, FN#1), “Until 1998 Dextra’s pottery signature was always painted, evolving from ‘Dextra Quotskuyva Nampeyo’ in the 1960s and early 1970s to ‘Dextra Quotskuyva’,...
1992-10 Seedpot with Traditional Nampeyo Avian Design

1992-10 Seedpot with Traditional Nampeyo Avian Design

Hopi seed pot with feather design, Jean Sahme. The design is an interpretation of the design used by “Old Lady” Nampeyo on a pot that in 1992 was in Richard Howard’s home. The Nampeyo pot that served as the model for pot 1992-10 appears in Robert Ashton (1976:29) and...