The Hopi clay pottery bowl is iron rich and can fire from a cream to light red. The pottery has polychrome designs on a background color of yellow-gold and is referred to as "in the style" of Sikyatki Revival pottery. The neck of the pottery slopes and flares (conical upthrusting neck) which was a Nampeyo characteristic (late 19th and early 20th century). The designs are in four quadrants separated by a fine black checker motif. The four separated designs are more modern interpretations of Sikyatki motifs: simple geometric shapes which have many ancient interpretations: male, female, mountains, rainbows, earth, sky and serpents - all to subjective reality, and are patterned to merely reflect the principal interest of the observer.However, Jean's favorite designs are migration, butterflies, rain and clouds. Extra Notes Jean Sahmie Nameyo is a Hopi-Tewa from the village of First Mesa, located on the Hopi reservation. She was given the name "Sak' Honsee", which means tobacco flower. Jean began working seriously with clay c. 1965, 1972, working alongside her grandmother. Jean's work is at various galleries, museums, private collections, colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. In the late 19th century, Hopi potters, the most famous - Nampeyo, abandoned the use of white slip, and recreated the designs found on ancient pottery excavated at the ruins of the Hopi village of Sikyatki. Sikyatki Revival means "yellow earth". Jean is part of the Famous Nampeyo family and has many sisters who are also Hopi potters.
Jean is the great great grand daughter of the original Nampeyo. The item "Native American Pottery, Jean Sahmie Nampeyo (Hopi-Tewa) 7 x 11" is in sale since Saturday, May 13, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "inspjoe" and is located in Farmingville, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.