This Hopi bowl is 5" across & 2 1/8" high. 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. 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 & an important addition to any Hopi pottery collection.
The item "Vintage Hopi Lena Chio Charlie Pottery Bowl, Corn Woman Native American 5 Pot" is in sale since Thursday, September 17, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "ephemerare" and is located in Durango, Colorado. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, to all countries in Europe, to Japan, to Australia.