Native American SIKYATKI POLYCHROME POTTERY BOWL Hopi Indian Mark Tahbo (d-2017). RIP It is with great sadness that we advise famous Hopi potter Mark Tahbo passed away on Dec 22, 2017. Mark was an award winning Hopi potter who consistently won awards for his exquisite creations at all the major Native American craft shows. His works were collected by the elite as well as any one who appreciated great art.
His pieces will only appreciate further with his passing. This is a sensational and very fine hand built Sikyatki Polychrome style pottery bowl by famous Hopi potter Mark Tahbo. Mark put his own sense of artistry into the bowl by using the same style and designs of the ancient Sikyatki period. The central square or diamond element anchors four cloud elements that spread to the outer edges of the bowl.
The dark brown scallop row represents clouds, the zigzag elements below represent lightning and the cross hatched triangle below that represents rain. It is simply gorgeous and perfect in every way! Measures approx 9 1/4" in diameter x 2 1/4" deep.
Signed and dated by the master potter. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
A fabulous museum quality Sikyatki Polychrome pottery bowl by Hopi Mark Tahbo to add to your fine pottery collection! Was a Hopi-Tewa and a member of the Tobacco Clan. He has been an active potter since 1978.He came from a long line of outstanding potters, the most famous of whom was his great-grandmother Grace Chapella. He was also the grandson of her daughter Alma Tahbo. His siblings are potters too. Grace Chapella, of course, is famous for living to 106 years and continuing to make pottery past her 100th birthday. Mark makes extremely thin-walled vessels and polishes them to perfection. His designs are executed with precision.
Because of his fine workmanship, he has received numerous awards at the Heard Museum Annual Indian Fair. He also has been a consistent award winner at the annual Santa Fe Indian Market. In 1991, he won Overall Prize at Indian Market. In 1992 he was awarded Best of Division at the Heard Museum Indian Fair. Awards continued to be presented to him in 1993 and 1994 and later.
The work of Mark Tahbo is deeply influenced by his Hopi-Tewa ancestry. Today, he is among the leaders of the Hopi-Tewa potters. His work is featured in nearly every major gallery and museum featuring Pueblo pottery. He appears in Gregory Schaff's publication.Hopi-Tewa Pottery: 500 Artist Biographies. 158, as well as Rick Dillingham's. Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery. 8, and Jerry & Lois Jacka's.
The Hopi are renowned for their pottery and are especially recognized for elegantly decorated, gold-hued pots made from clays found at First Mesa. Pots with white and red, slip-glazed backgrounds decorated with similarly intricate designs are also produced by the Hopi. All three typesgold, red, and whitebear fluid, geometric designs executed in red and/or black.
Originally, pots with all three backgrounds were produced; but, after roughly 1300, pottery with a white background was made due to a switch from a reduced-oxygen wood-firing process to coal firing, which relies on an oxygen-rich firing environment. In all aspects of Hopi ritual, ideas of space, time, color, and number are all interrelated in such a way as to provide order to the Hopi world. Tales of wealth which lured the earlyiards to the Seven Cities of Cibola, since to people who did not refine precious metals, gold could have referred to the color. Francisco Porras and two other padres came to the Hopi villages to stay, marking the beginning of the Mission period which brought many changes in Hopi life and even influenced the pottery in the half-century of its duration.We have a nice selection of vintage and current Hopi pottery, please feel free to browse our store at your leisure! If you are interested in more than one item, we would be happy to work out a package deal. Thanks for looking and be sure to check out my store for more selections of authentic handmade Native American pottery!
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The item "Native American SIKYATKI POLYCHROME POTTERY BOWL Hopi Indian Mark Tahbo (d-2017)" is in sale since Sunday, January 07, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery".
The seller is "pizzazz307" and is located in Made in USA. This item can be shipped to United States.