Chilly, Nancy Ann – 8″ Tall Jar with Six Yei Figures and Cloud Designs
5.25"w x 8"h
This is a tall incised bowl by Nancy Ann Chilly. Nancy is one of the few Navajo pottery working today in a traditional style. Her pieces are coil-built, incised, and traditionally fired. Nancy is from the Four Corners Area on the Navajo Reservation. This tall jar has a cloud pattern around the rim. There are six elongated Yei figures incised into the clay. They are each highly detailed and holding a bow. Near the base are mountain designs. The jar was traditionally fired, then painted, then covered in pinon pitch in the traditional manner. It is signed, “NAC” on the bottom.