Hopi Tewa Polychrome Pottery Jar with a Banded Design by Venora Silas [SOLD]


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Venora Silas, Hopi-Tewa Potter

Artist Signature - Venora Silas, Hopi-TewaThis Hopi-Tewa polychrome jar with a graceful shape was made by Venora Silas, daughter of Roberta Silas.  She painted a design in a vertical banded layout pattern with each band divided into small squares. Each small square contains a design inspired by prehistoric Sikyatki pottery.  A circle of six thin black concentric lines sit atop the design panel. The lines are crisscrossed with thin black lines.

Venona Silas is of Hopi-Tewa and Laguna Pueblo heritage.  She has been an active potter since 1990. We have not yet determined a birth date but suspect she was born in the 1970s and is still an active potter.

Condition: very good condition

Provenance: from the collection of a gentleman from Northern New Mexico

Recommended Reading: Hopi-Tewa Pottery: 500 Artist Biographies by Greg Schaaf

Relative Links: Southwest Indian PotteryRoberta SilasContemporary PotteryVenora Silas

Venora Silas, Hopi-Tewa Potter
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