Hopi-Tewa Pottery Cowboy Hat by Fannie Nampeyo

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Fannie Polacca Nampeyo, Hopi-Tewa Potter

Since Nampeyo of Hano’s era of making pottery at Hopi House at The Grand Canyon, the Hopi have made small souvenir pieces for tourists. This cowboy hat is typical of such items. It was as carefully made and as carefully decorated as any major piece of pottery. 

Artist Signature of Fannie Nampeyo, Hopi-Tewa PotterThe hat has a crease on the top in the traditional fashion of a cowboy hat.  The wide brim is curved upward slightly.  On the crown are two sun faces on opposing sides of the hat.  A painted hat band is around the bottom of the crown.

The hat is signed with a corn hallmark that has been identified as that of Fannie Nampeyo.


Condition: very good condition.

Provenance: this Hopi-Tewa Pottery Cowboy Hat by Fannie Nampeyo is from the estate of Henry Christensen, former attorney at law of New York, who purchased this from us in 2003.

Recommended Reading: Modern Hopi Pottery by Kathryn A. Sikorski, Utah State University

Relative Links: Hopi PuebloNampeyo of HanoAnnie Healing NampeyoNellie Nampeyo DoumaThomasElvaTonitaIrisLeahContemporary PotteryFannie Polacca Nampeyo, Hopi-Tewa Potter


Fannie Polacca Nampeyo, Hopi-Tewa Potter
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