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Hopi Pueblo Polychrome Pottery Tile by Garnet Pavatea [SOLD]

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Garnet Pavatea (1915-1981) Flower Girl
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Hopi Pueblo
  • Medium: Native Clay
  • Size: 5" x 4"
  • Item # C3011J
  • SOLD

Garnet Pavatea was one of the best known of the non-Nampeyo family potters at Hopi First Mesa. She was an extraordinary artisan. Garnet had a long and productive career of pottery making and was a favorite of collectors of Hopi pottery. Her father was a Hopi and her mother a Tewa. She lived at the Tewa Village on First Mesa on the Hopi Reservation. She was an active potter from circa 1940 to circa 1981. She is best known and was fond of making plain red bowls and jars with triangular indentations around the rim as the sole decoration. Often, she made ladles to accompany her bowls. The Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff amassed a major collection of her work.

In checking our history files of pottery, we discovered that we have not had a pottery tile by Garnet in the 10 years that we have maintained computerized files of pottery purchases. I do not know if we ever had one before, so it is exciting to have one now. We also have a second one from this same collection (#C3011H).

The tile is signed on verso Garnet Pavatea. It is in very good condition. There is some abrasion of the red paint at the edge of the tile, but it is minor.

Garnet Pavatea (1915-1981) Flower Girl
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Origin: Hopi Pueblo
  • Medium: Native Clay
  • Size: 5" x 4"
  • Item # C3011J
  • SOLD

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