Ami, Loren – Small Canteen with Turtle Design (1990s)

2.75" h x 2.5"w

$ 400.00

Loren Ami created Hopi-Tewa pottery inspired by traditional Hopi designs and forms.  He learned to make pottery from Dextra Quotskuyva and canteens were one of the special pieces she taught him to make.  Each piece is coil built, and painted with native clays (red) and bee-weed (black).  This canteen has a classic shape and is fully polished. The handles and mouth are slipped red and polished.  The front of the canteen has a turtle design.  It was traditionally fired to create the blushes on the surface.  This piece is signed on the back with his name and a spider design.  It is from the 1990s and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.

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