Lena was an active potter from 1933 to 1961. She signed her pottery with an ear of corn hallmark which is on the bottom of this pot.The pottery is 9 1/2 tall and 8 1/2 inches wide. Lena Charlie was related to Nampeyo in some way, though the stories vary. It's safe to say she was related to Nampeyo of Hano, but the relationship is not definitely defined. When Nampeyo's sight was deteriorating & she was unable to paint her pottery anymore, she would often take pieces to Lena for her to paint, when her daughters were unavailable. Lena was an accomplished traditional potter, known for her fine lines. And this vintage Corn Woman pot is a wonderful example of her work! A beautiful Lena Chio Charlie polychrome pot and an important addition to any Hopi pottery collection.
Please let me know if you would like additional pictures. The item "Native American Pottery by Hopi Indian Lena Chio Charlie, known as Corn Woman" is in sale since Thursday, March 15, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "sally1635" and is located in San Rafael, California.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.