1992-11 Rectangular 1870s Ceremonial Bowl

1992-11 Rectangular 1870s Ceremonial Bowl

Hopi rectangular ceremonial bowl, circa 1870s to early 20th century. This pot has been “used by (a) Hopi woman in her home to hold ceremonial items.” (Source comments by Richard Howard, from whom I purchased the bowl.) The bowl is unslipped yellow ware with an...
1992-09 Large White-Slipped Olla with Avian Designs

1992-09 Large White-Slipped Olla with Avian Designs

Hopi jar, white kaolin slip with Sikyatki design by Joy Navasie, “Frog Woman.” Note that the four quadrants of the pot are painted with two designs, one more densely filling the surface than the other does. The pot was given by Navasie to Naomi Fredericks, the wife of...
1992-08 Elegant Bat-Wing Design Jar

1992-08 Elegant Bat-Wing Design Jar

Hopi pot, bat wing design by James Garcia Nampeyo. Brother of Rayvin Nampeyo (1992-03) and Melda Garcia Nampeyo (2009-02), James was also raised and taught potting by his grandmother Fannie after his mother Leah died in 1974. James was 16 at the time of his Mother’s...
1992-07 Low-Shouldered Jar – Complex Design

1992-07 Low-Shouldered Jar – Complex Design

Hopi low-shouldered bowl, Sikyatki design elements and mutton-fat finish by Marcella Kahe. As on 1989-01, Ms. Kahe has chosen to continue the design around the curve of the bowl onto the lower surface–an unusual pattern. I had spent a couple of hours visiting...
1992-06 Small Sikyatki Butterfly Jar

1992-06 Small Sikyatki Butterfly Jar

Hopi, Sikyatki low-shouldered jar, Grace-Chapella-butterfly design by Dianna Tahbo (born 1960). Grace’s daughter Alma Chapella Tahbo had a son Ramon Tahbo. He married Mary and they had a son Mark (1992-02) and a daughter, Dianna. For a picture of Dianna and her...