Ida Sahmie (1960 - )

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Picture of Ida Shamie signature Dine Hopi PuebloIda Sahmie, Diné, Navajo Nation, active 1990-present: polychrome bowls. Ida Sahmie is the wife of Andrew Louie Sahmie Sr.; daughter-in-law of Priscilla Namingha Nampeyo; sister-in-law to Rachel Sahmie, Jean Sahmie, Bonnie Chapella Nampeyo, Nyla Sahmie, Foster Sahmie, Randy Sahmie, Finkle Sahmie; mother to Andrew Sahmie, Jr.

Ida Sahmie is Diné (Navajo) woman who is married into a Tewa family. She has learned how to make pots in the technique and style of Hopi-Tewa potters. However, she prefers to use Navajo designs, especially Navajo Yeis.

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

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