Hopi-Tewa Pottery Tile by Garreth Polingyumptewa


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Garreth Polingyumptewa, Hopi-Tewa Potter

This beautifully executed pottery tile was made by Hopi-Tewa artist Garreth Polingyumptewa. It is a thin clay tile with rounded edges. The artist arranged a beautiful layout of designs. The diagonal bar contains triangles, squares, speckling, and hemispheres. Outside of the diagonal band there are curved beaks generally associated with eagles. Colors are brown, a little red, and a very small amount of green.

Artist signature of Garreth Polingyumptewa, Hopi-Tewa Potter

The tile is signed on the back with the artist's name, a paw, and the year 2002 Hopi.

Garreth Polingyumptewa, a distinguished artist hailing from the Hopi-Tewa community in Hopi Pueblo, Arizona, has carved a niche for himself in the realm of pottery. His craftsmanship is particularly celebrated for the creation of exquisitely thin pottery tiles. These tiles serve as a canvas for Polingyumptewa's artistic expression, where he masterfully paints traditional designs that echo the rich cultural heritage of his community. His work not only showcases his individual talent but also pays homage to the enduring legacy of Hopi-Tewa artistry.

Condition: excellent original condition

Provenance: this Hopi-Tewa Pottery Tile by Garreth Polingyumptewa is from the collection of a client from Santa Fe

Recommended Reading: Hopi & Pueblo Tiles: An Illustrated History by Kim and Pat Messier

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Garreth Polingyumptewa, Hopi-Tewa Potter
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