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Rainy Naha learned to make pottery from her mother, Helen "Featherwoman" Naha. Her sister Sylvia and brother Burel Naha are also well-known potters. Each piece is native fired and painted with bee-weed (black) and native clay slips for the colors. Rainy continues to innovate and also create her own voice among Hopi-Tewa potters. She has won numerous awards, including "Best of Pottery" at Santa Fe Indian Market in 2007.

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Naha, Rainy – Jar with Moth and Dragonfly Designs

This is an intricately designed jar by Rainy Naha.  She learned to make pottery from her mother, Helen “Featherwoman” Naha.  Rainy continues is a similar style using a white clay slip as the foundation for her work.  This jar has a moth on one side and two dragonflies on the other side.  The moth is a design often used by Grace Chapella on her pottery and note the three designs on either side of the moth.  They represent the three mesas.   Separating the moth and dragonflies are intricate panels with Awatovi inspired swirl and fineline designs. She has various colors of clay used to accent the painted designs.  The black is bee-weed while the colors are all natural clay slips.  The jar is traditionally fired which gives the white a very pearlescent appearance.  It is signed on the bottom with a feather and “Rainy”.

$ 1,200.00
Naha, Rainy – Jar with Bat Wing Design

This small jar is a classic Hopi-Tewa design by Rainy Naha.  The bat wing pattern is one that was often used by her mother, Helen “Featherwoman” Naha. The bat wings are painted with very thin lines and the pattern extends over the shoulder.  Rainy uses natural clay slips (bee-weed for the black) and a white kaolin clay.  Each of her pieces is also traditionally fired which gives the white a very pearlescent appearance.  It is signed on the bottom with a feather and “Rainy

$ 575.00
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