Dalawepi (Ergil Vallo) – Bowl with Katsinas, Bears and Bee (1990s)
This bowl is by Dalawepi, who is also known as Ergil Vallo. This bowl is coil built, stone polished and traditionally fired black. It is fully incised with various katsinas including mudheads, Longhair Mana and Hemis Manas. There are also bears and a large Mimbres style bee. in the background area a “rainbow” of colors, for which he was known. The piece is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Dalawepi”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.