Rachel Sahmie Nampeyo, Hopi-Tewa Potter
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Hopi Pueblo artist Rachel Sahmie Nampeyo specialty was Sikyatki Revival shapes and designs brought back into popularity by her great grandmother, Nampeyo of Hano. She was an accomplished potter as is evident by her success in creating flattop seed jars. Rachel had been actively potting from about 1970 to the present.
Rachel Sahmie Nampeyo (1956-2022) Koo-Loo ws a daughter of Priscilla Namingha Nampeyo and had been an active potter since around 1970. She had seven siblings, all of whom are potters or Katsina doll carvers. Her brothers and sisters are Nyla Sahmie, Jean Sahme, Bonnie Chapella, Randy Sahmie, Andrew Sahmie, Foster Sahmie and Finkle Sahmie.