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Sikyatki-style Contemporary Hopi Pueblo Seed Jar by Garnet Pavatea - C3960B

Category: Pottery | Posted by Adobe Gallery Team Member | Tue, Aug 1st 2017, 7:20pm

Garnet Pavatea Pottery - C3960BGarnet Pavatea was known as Flower Girl and she was a Hopi-Tewa from the Tewa Village on First Mesa.  Her dad, Dewakuku, was Hopi and her mother was Tewa.  Following tradition, Garnet was of her mother's clan.


This seed jar of the Sikyatki-shape is a shining example of her expert craftsmanship in vessel construction and her artistic talent in designing and painting a jar. She extended the red paint on the rim down into the interior of the jar, a step not necessary, but one that demonstrates her attention to detail.  The jar was constructed from all native materials and fired in a traditional outdoor firing.  It is signed Garnet Pavatea on the underside.


Part of the A Century of Hopi-Tewa Pottery: From Nampeyo of Hano to Mark Tahbo exhibit.

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