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Jean Sahme Nampeyo, Hopi-Tewa.

Jean Sahme is a daughter of noted potter Priscilla Nampeyo and a sister of Nyla Sahmie, Rachel Sahmie, Bonnie Nampeyo and Randy Sahmie. She is known for her traditional style of pottery. Each piece is coil built, stone polished, painted with natural clay slips and bee-weed and traditionally fired. She signs here work with a corn stalk, a fish and later works are signed, "sak'honsee". While Jean no longer makes pottery, her work in clay remains a classic.

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Sahmie, Jean – Jar with Migration Pattern

Jean Sahmie is a daughter of noted potter Priscilla Nampeyo and a descendant of Nampeyo of Hano. This jar has a wide shoulder and a short neck.  The piece is painted with the classic migration pattern.  There are seven bird wings above and below the shoulder.  Note the thin lines making up the pattern!  The jar is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom, “J Sahme”.   While Jean no longer makes pottery, there is wonderful creativity in each of her pieces!

$ 400.00
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