The incised or etched carvings have rainbow, multi-colored contrasts, giving a 3D effect. This circa 1980's pot was part of my Trading Post Inventory and made its way to a special place in my collection. Signed by the artist; "Dalawepi" which means "Colors Of The rainbow", by the late Hopi/Acoma artist Ergil F. Who was Hopi born in 1959 (death:2005), married and became integrated into Acoma pueblo. And passed away in 2005.
Ergil signed his pottery as: "Dalawepi, Acoma/Hopi", but in the past he also signed as "Ergil Vallo, Acoma/Hopi". Ergil primarily specialized in the incised black pottery. He used natural pollens and minerals to get the contrast in the brilliant colors on his designs which include: hopi kachinas, mimbres animals, kiva steps, and geometric designs.Dalawepi's signature work is highly polished blackware into which he carved or etched shapes. He then colored the areas by grinding fine stones like azurite, malachite and turquoise, placing the resulting powder into the lines and cavities. Even before Ergil's passing, his unique black rainbow pottery had been highly sought after.
His signed pieces are expected to continue to appreciate greatly. The item "Handmade Acoma Native American Dalawepi Ergil Vallo Etched Black Rainbow Pot" is in sale since Friday, July 24, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "brittfree" and is located in Sedona, Arizona.
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