Hopi-Tewa Monochromatic Design Pottery Bowl by Leah Nampeyo


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Leah Garcia Nampeyo, Hopi-Tewa Potter

Artist Signature - Leah Garcia Nampeyo, Hopi-Tewa PotterThis tea-cup size pottery bowl made by artist Leah Nampeyo was polished on the interior and exterior from top to bottom.  The Hopi design is that of a stylized Sikyatki parrot with a long and graceful beak and three tail feathers.  The rim was finished off with a wide brown band, under which is a thin brown framing line.  The Hopi-Tewa designs float on an otherwise empty surface without a framing line near the base.  The bowl has the name of the potter along with her corn clan symbol.

Leah Garcia Nampeyo (1928-1974) was the second-born daughter of Fannie Polacca Nampeyo (1900-1987).  She was not a prolific potter; actively making pottery for only 29 years.  She is represented with only two pieces in the collection of the Museum of Northern Arizona, and with only three in the Heard Museum collection, evidence of her limited production.

Condition: very good condition

Provenance: this Hopi-Tewa Monochromatic Design Pottery Bowl by Leah Nampeyo is from the estate of a former client from Oregon

Reference: Hopi-Tewa Pottery: 500 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf.

Relative Links: Hopi/TewaNampeyo of HanoFannie Polacca NampeyoElva Tewaguna NampeyoTonita Hamilton NampeyoTom PolaccaIris Youvella NampeyoMelda NampeyoJames Garcia NampeyoSouthwest Indian Pueblo PotteryLeah Garcia Nampeyo, Hopi-Tewa Potter

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Leah Garcia Nampeyo, Hopi-Tewa Potter
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